Medical Office Assistant Diploma
The health care industry in the United States is evolving to keep pace with increasing demands. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, industries and occupations related to health care are projected to have the fastest national job growth through the year 2020.* As health care offices expand to accommodate increased demand, new opportunities arise for trained medical office management personnel to maintain efficient office operations. Enroll at Kaplan Career Institute in Philadelphia, PA and start preparing for a promising new career as a medical office assistant.
Education and Real-World Training
In this program, you could develop the skills required to manage daily operations in a medical or dental office. In our training labs, you can hone your clinical skills through hands-on experience in simulated medical and dental office environments. Through externship training at a local health care facility, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.
Features of the Medical Office Assistant Curriculum
Your classes will focus on essential administrative and clinical skills such as:
- Health care office administration procedures, including scheduling appointments, accounting, insurance billing and coding, and maintaining patient records
- Vital signs, bandaging, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and introductory radiography
- Medical insurance processing, types of insurance plans, and collections procedures, patient care and practice management
- Professional development emphasizing stress management, law and ethics, and teamwork
Medical Office Assistant Career Opportunities
When you graduate from Kaplan Career Institute, Philadelphia, PA campus, you can pursue a variety of interesting and challenging career opportunities in health care offices. Your training can help prepare you for entry-level positions such as insurance processor, medical records clerk, or medical transcriber in a medical or dental office, hospital, clinic, home health agency, or insurance company.