Start Your Healthcare Career with a Broad Medical Office Skill Set
When you train with St. Clair County Community College you will develop all of the skills you need to succeed in a healthcare office—whether you're managing the administration or handling the billing. Graduate prepared for numerous industry certifications and over 64,000 new jobs* expected in this field over the next few years. Take the first step toward your new career today!
Choose our training for:
- Industry certification prep – Graduate with the skills you need to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certifications; exam vouchers are even included with the program (a $210 value)!
- Hands-on training with industry software – The interactive online curriculum includes over 20 hours of training on the government-certified ezEMRx electronic health records software to minimize the on-the-job training you'll need.
- One-on-one instructor support – With one-on-one access to dedicated instructors with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed.
Start preparing for the administration and billing jobs all across the healthcare industry with our online Medical Office Manager training program. Call 810-989-5793 or request free information today for more details!*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- What role do medical office managers play?
Medical office managers keep all of the administration and billing of the modern medical office running smoothly. Their specific responsibilities vary by position and may include: creating and updating patients' electronic health records, scheduling appointments, verifying patient insurance, completing and submitting insurance claims, managing patient billing and collections, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a medical facilities.
- What is the job market for medical office managers?
Medical office managers fill positions in both the medical administrative assistant and medical billing fields. The U.S. Department of Labor provides employment predictions for these two fields separately: over 64,000 new jobs are expected for medical administrative assistants by 2024 and over 29,000 new jobs are expected in the field that includes medical billers during the same time period.
- How much can I earn with this educational background?
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that medical office managers who work as medical administrative assistants and medical billers earn average salaries ranging from $34,000 to $40,000 a year. Pay rates vary depending on geographic location and experience, and you may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a medical office manager.
- Do I need to be certified?
Certification is typically not required for employment; however, it is an excellent way to set yourself apart from the competition in the job market. With our Medical Office Manager course you'll be prepare to earn the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credentials upon graduation. The course even includes certification exam vouchers (a $210 value) up graduation to make it even easier to earn your credentials right away.
- What kind of skills or experience do I need to enter this program?
In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.
- How is the Medical Office Manager program structured?
The Medical Office Manager program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a medical office manager. The final exam is designed specifically to give you an idea of how you'll do on the industry certification exams.
- How long does it take to finish the course?
The Medical Office Manager training program is 315 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students. Some students are able to complete their training program in as little as 3 or 4 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, students who can devote about 10 hours a week may finish in about 8 months).
Every student who enrolls in the Medical Office Manager training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 12-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.
- What computer specifications are required to complete the course?
Since the course is completely online, your computer will play an important role in your learning experience. We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:
- Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
- 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
- Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
- Available USB port
- Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
- PDF reader
- Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
- Firefox 3.x
- Safari 4.x or greater (Mac only)
- Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
- Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)
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