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At Carrington, we offer several different online programs to choose from, so you can select the career path that best suits your personal and professional goals.

At a Glance

  • 5 online programs to choose from.

  • Both certificate of achievement and associate degree programs.

  • Conveniently available 100% online*.

About the Program

Medical Administrative Assistant

Career Outlook

Medical secretaries act as the face of medical practices. They provide vital support tasks such as scheduling appointments, greeting patients, and processing medical records. As a medical secretary, you’ll need specialized knowledge of medical procedures and technologies. As an important part of the medical office, medical administrative assistants are in high demand. According to ONet Online, the projected employment growth for medical secretaries is 11% between 2018 and 2028. This is much faster than the average job growth for all occupations3.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average mean salary for a medical secretary in May 2018 was $17.83 an hour or $37,090 annually. In California, the hourly mean wage was $20.62, or $42,900 annually4.

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Medical Billing and Coding

Career Outlook

The medical billing and coding field employs professionals who are responsible for the organization and accurate maintenance of patient medical records. As an important part of the medical office, medical secretaries are in high demand. According to ONet Online, the projected growth for medical secretaries is 11% between 2018 and 2028. This is much faster than the average employment growth in the same period5.

According to ONet Online, the median salary for a medical secretary in May 2018 was $17.19 an hour or $35,760 annually.5 For detailed regional information please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm.

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Health Studies

Career Outlook

Community health workers are crucial to the development and maintenance of healthy individuals and communities. Duties range from providing social support and informal counseling to advocating for community health needs. Community health workers may also provide blood pressure screenings or administer first aid.

Carrington’s Health Studies program, which culminates in an Associate of Science Degree, provides an opportunity for individuals to build on prior education to earn the educational credential that is often needed for advancement.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/security-guards.htm (visited December 14, 2019).  Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited December 13, 2019).  Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.
  3. https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00  Data reflects a national projected percentage change in employment from 2018-2028 and may not reflect local economic conditions.
  4. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes436013.htm
  5. https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6013.00