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When the general population thinks of the medical field, the first thing they think of is doctors and nurses. However, there are a lot of essential moving pieces that keep the medical field running smoothly.
If you are interested in the medical field but either don’t aspire to become a doctor or nurse or want to get your foot in the door, a career as a Medical Office Specialist might be right for you!
The first person to interact with a patient is usually an administrative staff member such as a Medical Office Specialist. As a Medical Office Specialist, you are the gatekeeper of your practice, clinic, or hospital.
It is important to note that duties and responsibilities vary according to the size and setting of the clinic or hospital. When patients arrive, it is your responsibility to check them in and retrieve all necessary information to pass along to doctors. This means that there might be times where you will have to explain medical terminology to patients in terms that they understand. This ensures the most accurate information is obtained for their visit. Attention to detail is essential when compiling medical records and charts, operating office equipment, transferring lab results to the appropriate clinic, and maintaining supplies.
With a Medical Office Specialist Certificate from CHCP, you will be prepared to hold a wide range of job titles, such as:
Job titles vary by location and experience.
Salary varies by experience and education for any position. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median average salary is $ 35,760 per year, with the top 90th percentile making up to $51,890 per year.
The biggest reason to choose to be a Medical Office Specialist is growth. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the population of the U.S. ages, there is a corresponding need for healthcare related jobs. This provides an excellent opportunity to jump into an in demand and growing field. The opportunities this growth will provide will allow for a rewarding and stable career in the healthcare field
Does this sound like the career for you? Becoming a Medical Office Specialist is a rewarding profession that allows you to work in multiple fields of the health care industry while still providing professional, personalized care. Enroll in our program to complete your Medical Office Specialist Program certificate and begin the career of your life! This program is offered at our McAllen campus and online.