Medical Administrative Assistant

Prepare for a career as a medical administrative assistant in our online certificate course and 40-hour clinical externship.

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Online Course

Take the course online, on your schedule

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How to Register

How to start taking the online course

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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

Cost: $1,399
Length: Up to 9 months (6 months access with possible 3-month extension)
When to Start: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Contact Us

Online Classes

To learn more and to enroll visit Health Ed Today or call: (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931

General Inquiries

Program Coordinator
Isabel Seiden
(415) 817-4220
iseiden@sfsu.edu

Program Lead

Janet Alford
jalford@sfsu.edu

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