This program focuses on the practice of various medical office skills and equips students with the skills and knowledge required to adhere to the legal, ethical and regulatory standards of medical records management.
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What is the job outlook like for Medical Administrative Assistants?
No matter what career path you choose, you’ll have to put in the work to reach your goals. That goes for medical administrative assistants too…no one can guarantee you’ll get a job, but the opportunities are out there. According to ONet OnLine, the need for medical secretaries will continue to grow. In fact, employment of medical administrative assistants is projected to grow 15% nationally between 2016 and 20263.
At Carrington College, our program is built to provide you with the skills you need to prepare for an entry level career as a medical secretary. With the knowledge you’ll gain through your education at Carrington College, you could work in many different places, including:
As a medical secretary working in a dental office, you’ll answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff. You’ll also be responsible for scheduling and confirming patient appointments and greeting those patients when they arrive.
In a doctor’s office, medical secretaries greet patients and speak with them about the purpose of their visit. They also maintain medical records and compile and record medical charts, reports or correspondence.
Medical secretaries working in a medical office could be responsible for maintaining medical records, technical library or correspondence files. They might also schedule tests or procedures for patients based on physician orders4.
Medical Secretaries are the face of the practice. You’re the first person most patients get to speak to, and the smiling face that greets them when they arrive. You’re the one they trust with their medical records, and to help them make their next appointment. In Carrington College’s Medical Administrative Assistant program, you can get the classroom education and hands-on experience you need. You’ll also complete an externship, giving you real-world experience before you graduate.
Maintain, update and manage patient records in a secure manner
Use and maintain automated systems critical to medical office functions
Evaluate and launch new technological innovations
Regularly interact with patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals
How Does Carrington College Support Me As A Student?
We know college is a big step. But education can be the first step in building a better future. Your instructors, administrators and fellow students are there to help if you ever hit a bump in the road along the way. Carrington College offers a lot of great student support services designed to help you succeed, including:
From scholarships and grants to loans, we will help you understand how to search and apply for financial aid5.
Tutoring and Study Groups
For help with schoolwork, your instructors and Student Success Center staff are often available for tutoring or you can join in an open student study group.
Fixed Tuition Promise
How would you like to know what you’re going to pay, right from the beginning? We promise your tuition won’t change through the length of your program. It’s our commitment to you6.
Externships, Clinical Rotations and Fieldwork
Most programs include an opportunity to learn in the real world before you even graduate! You’ll earn impressive experience that looks great on your resume.
After graduation, we’ll help you with your career search with everything from resume writing help to job search support to interview tips.
5. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
6. Fixed Tuition Promise is available for all Carrington College students who remain active and in good standing during the duration of their program. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from school and are not reinstated within 180 days of their last date of attendance are subject to a tuition increase. Students who are required to repeat a course to fulfill graduation requirements are subject to additional expenses.