Medical Administrative Assistant

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Medical administrative assistants play an important role in the efficient delivery of healthcare services. The Medical Administrative Assistant healthcare vocational certificate courses at Prairie State College (PSC) introduces students to a variety of responsibilities such as organizational skills, industry-relevant knowledge, and technology to efficiently manage the front office of a healthcare service provider.

Some of the responsibilities include updating and filing patient medical records, completing insurance forms, and making arrangements for hospital and laboratory services. Additional tasks include answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, billing, and bookkeeping

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

Students enrolled in the Medical Administrative Assistant healthcare vocational certificate courses will take the following:

Medical Administrative Assistant

  • Medical Terminology - GSMED 017
  • Medical Administrative Assistant - GSMED 097
  • Microsoft Office (Office 2016) - GSVS 089
  • Keyboarding - GSVS 091
  • Computerized Medical Billing - GSMED 040
  • Spanish for Healthcare Professionals - GSLAN 073

JOB OUTLOOK

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of medical administrative assistants is projected to grow much faster than the average occupation, with an expected 27% increase through 2018. The BLS suggests that this expansion in medical administrative assistant jobs will stem from overall growth in the healthcare industry.

Refer to the current course schedule for course dates and times or visit prairiestate.edu/noncredit.

For more informatio: psceducation@prairiestate.edu (708) 709-3750

WIOA APPROVED COURSE

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) has helped many individuals obtain new job skills and training to make them more employable. If you meet the eligibility requirements and funding is available, WIOA may help pay for your tuition, books, and other fees associated with college courses. The Medical Administrative Assistant Program is approved for WIOA funding for eligible individuals. For more information on WIOA, call (708) 709-7975.