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McAllen, Texas Medical Office Specialist Certificate Program School

Medical office specialist handling a call at the clinic

Begin a New Medical Secretary Career in Healthcare with CHCP's Medical Office Specialist Program in McAllen, TX!

Offered at our McAllen campus

Designated Medical Office Specialist Program Length: 36 Weeks

The Medical Office Specialist program at the College of Health Care Professions prepares students to enter the medical industry as an entry-level Medical Administrative Assistant. Students will gain a number of medical administrative skills. CHCP’s innovative blended curriculum is structured to make student a true asset to any medical setting. The medical office specialist program is offered through CHCP’s Blended Learning Delivery Program that gives students the flexibility of taking classes both online and in a classroom setting at our Rio Grande Valley health care school in McAllen, TX.

Our Medical Office Specialist Certificate program provides you with the skills to work in a variety of medical settings such as clinics, hospitals or doctor’s offices. Our students work with industry experts to gain the hands-on experience, skills and knowledge that matter to employers. 

Medical office secretary skills you will learn:

  • Basic Insurance Billing and Medical Coding
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Procedures and Operations
  • Business Keyboarding skills
  • Managing and Maintaining Electronic Medical Records
  • Basic Computer Applications and other Administrative Functions

Certify Your Medical Office Administrative Skills

Upon completion, students who have finished the MOS Certification Review and other components of the program will be able to take the Nationally Registered Certified Administrative Health Assistant (NRCAHA) certification examination offered by the National Association for Health Professionals

What does a Medical Office Specialist do?

Medical Office Specialists can fill a number of front office roles in a variety of healthcare settings, including physician offices, hospitals and clinics. These professionals are often the first contact new patients have with a medical office. Responsibilities range from greeting patients and visitors to maintaining medical records and processing billing—depending on the size of the staff for the medical practice. Duties can include:

  • Front-office patient interactions—greeting, scheduling appointments, handling calls, etc.
  • Maintaining patient records, keeping them updated and organized
  • Processing billing, submitting insurance forms, etc.
  • Assist with patient treatment, as needed
  • Managing supplies and inventory

How much do Medical Office Specialists make?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Medical Assistants averaged $33,610 in 2018. The career field is growing at a rate of 23%, much faster than average. Other career paths you can follow include Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, where the BLS lists an average 2018 salary of $40,350, and Secretaries and Administrative Assistants with an average annual salary of $38,880.

The Medical Office Specialist Certificate program was designed to provide the kind of education these professionals need to excel in the office setting of clinics, physician offices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Where do Medical Office Specialists typically work?

With a Medical Office Specialist Certificate, you could find career options within a number of healthcare facilities, including:

  • Doctor offices
  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare groups
  • Nursing homes
  • Urgent care centers
  • Dental offices
  • Chiropractic practices
  • Medical clinics
  • Public health agencies
  • And more!

What professional skills will I gain in this Online Medical Office Specialist Certificate Program?

You’ll earn a number of administrative skills designed to help you pursue and excel in the front office of a medical practice or clinic, including:

  • Medical Records
  • Reception Duties
  • Insurance Billing/Bookkeeping Duties
  • Scheduling

How will I afford my Medical Office Specialist Certificate program?

CHCP’s financial services department is here to help students save money while working towards the healthcare career of their dreams. Click here to learn more!

Professional Skills you'll learn in CHCP's Online Medical Office Specialist Certificate Program

  • Medical Records
  • Reception Duties
  • Insurance Billing/Bookkeeping Duties
  • Scheduling

How will I find a Medical Office Specialist job after I graduate?

CHCP career services offers Medical Office Specialist job placement assistance in Texas. We also provide insights into interview techniques, resume wirting tips, and more. Check out our career services page!

What kind of job titles would I pursue with the Online Medical Office Specialist Certificate?

With your certificate as a Medical Office Specialist, you can confidently pursue jobs with titles like:

  • Patient Coordinator
  • Medical Supply Specialist
  • Unit Secretary
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Admitting Clerk and more!
CHCP’s Medical Office Specialist Certificate program is available online in the following locations: