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A Medical Office Assistant Course is a Healthy Ingredient for a Strong Career

Written by Ashworth College on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Career, Healthcare

A Medical Office Assistant Course is a Healthy Ingredient for a Strong Career

Start preparing to earn your Medical Office Assistant Career Diploma with Ashworth College. As a medical office assistants you’ll help keep medical offices organized and efficient. Learn the skills that may help you enter the growing healthcare field.

What will the Medical Office Assistant course teach me?

This affordable online course at Ashworth College may teach you the skills to become a medical office assistant. Lessons on the practical applications of those skills may help you learn to perform the work.

The Medical Office Assistant Career Diploma course covers the following topics:

  1. health care regulations
  2. office management
  3. admin processes and procedures
  4. insurance claims forms
  5. medical coding

You’ll take lessons such as

  • Medical Terminology. In this lesson, you’ll receive an introduction to basic medical terminology, word formation, and more.
  • Disease Processes and Surgical Procedures. This lesson gives an overview of the terminology related to major chronic and infectious diseases as well as surgical treatments for those diseases.
  • Medical Office Management. You’ll receive a systems approach to management, personnel management duties, monthly planning and staff meetings, time management principles, and more.
  • Assisting with Physical Examinations and Medical Specialties. In this lesson, you’ll learn about basic examination equipment, methods, and positions, preparing patients for exams, draping techniques, and how to assist with laboratory and diagnostic tests.

Complete the program and you will be ready to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Exam. Your tuition includes your first attempt at this nationally-recognized test.

What skills will a Medical Office Assistant diploma show that I have?

Complete the Medical Office Assistant course and employers will know you can set and achieve goals. The diploma will show you have experience with tasks and understand the role of an office assistant in the medical field. The CMAA will show you have met an industry standard for your abilities. Together, they will show you can be an asset to any medical office.

Will there be jobs for me as a Medical Office Assistant?

Your diploma will be applicable in an area of rapid employment growth. The average age in the US is increasing and medical professionals need more help than ever to care for them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts there will be more than 184,000 medical assisting jobs added between now and 2026.

Get trained with the Ashworth College Medical Office Assistant course and you’ll be ready to fill one of those new jobs!

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