Medical Office Specialist

  • Credits: 49
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: , Online

Program Overview

Graduates are highly trained office specialists who are responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day medical office functions of patient appointment scheduling, telephone communications, medical record maintenance, medical transcription, and patient billing processes. Successful medical office specialists have excellent communication skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism in their work. Emphasis areas available in the major include medical insurance/coding and medical transcription.


Employment

Graduates of the medical secretary, medical administrative secretary, and emphasis area programs have employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, and dental offices.


According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Medical Secretary in the state of Minnesota is $19.00 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 13%, a very high-growth career.

Potential Job Titles


Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ADMM 1110 Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt 3 credits
ADMM 1120 Medical Office Procedures 3 credits
ADMM 1130 Medical Transcription 4 credits
ADMM 1135 Medical Language Applic 4 credits
ADMM 1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 3 credits
ADMM 1160 CPT/HCPCS Coding 3 credits
ADMM 1165 ICD Coding 3 credits
ADMM 2280 Medical Office Simulation 3 credits
ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I 3 credits
ADMS 1116 Business Communications 3 credits
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3 credits
HLTH 1106 Medical Terminology 2 credits
HLTH 1140 Electronic Health Records 3 credits
HLTH 2208 Pathophysiology 3 credits
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3 credits
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3 credits
TOTAL COURSE CREDITS: 49 credits
 

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