Medical Administrative Assistant
Prepare for a career as a medical administrative assistant in our online certificate course and 40-hour clinical externship.
Take the course online, on your schedule
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About the Program
What You Will Learn
This course covers the following key areas and topics:
- History and background of the medical assisting profession
- Interpersonal skills, medical ethics and basic medical law
- Telephone techniques and skills for scheduling appointments
- Medical terminology
- Basics of insurance billing and coding
- Medical records management and management of practice finances
Prepare for Certification
This online course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. Several national certification options are available to students who complete this course.
The Medical Administrative Assistant Profession
Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor's offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants.
Cost and Length
Length: Up to 9 months (6 months access with possible 3-month extension)
When to Start: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
CalJOBS connects dislocated workers with employment training opportunities. SF State is an eligible training provider.
Health Ed Today offers 3-, 6- and 10-month payment plans.