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Medical Office

Prepare to excel as a
Medical Office Administrator

If you’re good with numbers and people, have an eye for details, and are well organized, you may have what it takes to succeed as a Medical Office Administrator. Medical office administrators are multi-competent professionals who are a fundamental members of the healthcare team, and play a vital role in office management.

Unitek College Medical Office Administration Program

The Unitek College Medical Office Administration Program provides a solid foundation for learning the skills and gaining the experience needed to excel as a medical office administrator. Throughout the seven-course program, students will learn the fundamentals of health care, medical terminology, office computer applications, medical office procedures and business practices, patient interaction, the laws and regulations regarding patient medical records, insurance plans and forms, and coding procedures.

Graduates of the program may be eligible to take various professional certification exams, including the Electronic Health Records Specialist exam, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam, and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist exam. Such credentials are not required to graduate but can be of value depending on the student’s particular career goals. Faculty are available to advise students seeking such professional certifications.

Demand for Medical Office Administrators

Employment of medical office administrators is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.1 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the baby-boom population ages, demand for preventive medical services will increase. In response, doctors will hire more medical office administrators to perform administrative duties, allowing the doctors to see more patients.

Where Medical Office Administrators Work

  • Physician offices
  • Private health care facilities
  • Industrial firms requiring health care personnel
  • Hospitals
  • Hospital clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Health industry providers
  • Independent clinics private duty

Medical Office Administrator Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Perform opening and closing office procedures
  • Manage medical records
  • Create electronic health records
  • Assign insurance codes for medical diagnoses and procedures
  • Process insurance claims
  • Perform entry-level bookkeeping and accounting procedures

Enrollment Process

To enroll in the Unitek College Medical Office Administration Program, a prospective student must complete the following steps:

  • Career planning session and admissions interview
  • Submit proof of high school education or equivalent
  • Entrance assessment test
  • Admissions application
  • Enrollment agreement

Medical Office Administration Campus Locations

Contact any of our campuses to learn more about how to become a Medical Office Administrator or to enroll in the program.  Your future starts at Unitek College.