This certification prep is designed online to prepare you for the rewarding field healthcare medical administrative assistant.
THE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Americans visited the doctor 1.2 billion times in 2012. That’s a lot of time that we spend at a hospital or clinic and the first person we usually see when we walk in the door is the receptionist–but what does a medical administrative assistant do aside from check you in?
The short answer is that medical admins have A LOT more responsibilities and job duties than you may realize at first glance.
Role of a medical admin
Medical administrative assistants, or medical secretaries, perform administrative functions for a hospital or clinic through their knowledge of medical terminology and applications. They can work in a variety of roles and locations with job titles ranging from unit secretary or medical office specialist to patient coordinator.
Medical admin job duties
Medical secretaries are responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks to ensure the office they are managing functions smoothly. These tasks can vary by location but typically include:
Medical admin work locations
Responsibilities can vary quite a bit depending upon where a medical administrative assistant works. The size of the facility, scope of procedures and geographical location can all play a major part in how duties are divvied out to employees.
What does a medical administrative assistant do in a hospital?
Hospitals are some of the largest types of facilities in which a medical admin can work. With large facilities, roles and responsibilities are more specialized and clearly defined. But this also comes with more opportunities for advancement because there are more people working in the facility.
Depending upon the department, there can be emergencies coming in continuously so hospital employees need to know what their role is and be able to perform quickly.
Upon completion of these lesson modules, you will be able to take the Medical Administrative Assistant 1 exam offered by Medical Career Assessments (MedCA). This is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive an initial (7) weeks to complete. Should you need more time beyond the seven (7) weeks, an extension of seven (7) weeks is available at no additional cost.
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Intended Audience: Medical Assistants, allied health professionals, secretaries, medical office staff, students, professionals, CNA