Medical Administrative Assistant
What do Medical Administrative Assistants do?
Medical administrative assistants transcribe dictation, prepare correspondence, schedule appointments, handle insurance forms, and assist physicians or medical scientist with report, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. They need to know medical terminology and be familiar with hospital or laboratory procedures.
For more career information about medical administrative assistants, click on the Helpful Links page. It provides career-related links and links to professional organizations.
A Certificate or a Degree?
A certificate of completion is issued after a student completes the required Office Technology courses. It takes 24-32 hours to complete a certificate program.
Many students choose to continue with their education to obtain an Associate in Applied Science degree. This requires about thirty more credit hours and includes some general education courses. The student is able to participate in the graduation ceremony and will receive a degree. Check out the Degree/Certificate Requirements on the Office Technology home page for a full list of requirements.