One of the most common things we hear among potential students is, “I am interested in the medical field but I do not like the blood.” Blood and needles are among some of the most common fears. In fact, the fear of medical procedures involving injections is called trypanophobia. While blood and instruments are a part of health care, they are not the central component.
The health care industry is a diverse field that goes beyond doctors and nurses. There are many different team members that are essential to keeping the industry running. Check out these 3 health care careers that do not involve blood:
Medical Office Specialist
Medical office specialists are, as the name implies, administrative staff that use their skills and knowledge to manage day-to-day operations. Responsibilities include scheduling patient’s appointments, completing insurance forms, documenting patient case histories and maintaining medical records. Medical office specialists are important because they are the first person a patient will interact with.
A Medical Office Specialist Certificate program at CHCP prepares students to become entry-level employees in a variety of medical facilities as a Medical Administrative Assistant or Medical Secretary. A career as a Medical Office Specialist will open the door to numerous opportunities within the medical industry.
Medical Coding and Billing
Did you know there is a universal medical language between doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and government entities? This languages is made up of thousands of numerical and alphanumeric codes. From the moment a patient walks into a medical office their visit gets recorded. There are codes for symptoms, diagnosis, procedures and even injuries.
Medical billing and coding professionals are responsible for assisting healthcare providers and insurance companies to accurately code medical diagnoses and procedures in order to expedite the filing and payment of insurance claims. Core responsibilities include completing medical billing forms and filing medical insurance claims (both manually and by automation).
A Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program at CHCP is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to become entry-level health information technician employees in medical or insurance company settings.
Health & Medical Administrative Services
A Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree prepares students to take on an administrative leadership role. Within this role, responsibilities include developing, planning and managing health care operations and services to ensure operation of clerical and office tasks.
The focus of CHCP’s Health & Medical Services Associate’s Degree is to provide students with a broad overview of the administrative aspects of health care.
If you love supporting others and are passionate about the health care industry, these 3 in-demand careers will open a door of opportunities! When you begin your career at CHCP, our Career Services Department is serious about helping our graduates transition from student to health care professional. Our students receive assistance and guidance in résumé writing, interviewing with health care practitioners, and identifying their best individual career path along with job placement assistance. Apply today!