Job Market for Medical Office Managers
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What does an office manager do in a medical office? A lot. You’ll be a crucial member of the team and a critical part of keeping the medical office running smoothly, particularly in terms of administration and billing. Medical office manager duties vary job to job, but a day in your new life will probably include:
- Overseeing day-to-day operations
- Providing quality customer service
- Answering patients’ billing questions
- Scheduling appointments
- Managing billing and collections
- Verifying patients’ insurance
- Updating electronic health records
- Completing and submitting insurance claims
- Reviewing unpaid and denied claims
Medical office managers are needed in almost every type of healthcare facility coast to coast. You’ll be able to easily adapt your broad skills to jobs in hospitals, doctors’ offices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies, among others. You’ll also be job-ready for positions in both the medical administrative assistant and medical billing fields. Further specializing and certifying in medical coding and billing will open even more job opportunities and upward mobility to you.
How much does a medical office manager make? Annual salaries vary by employer, location, and experience. According to PayScale, medical office managers earn an average salary of $52,257 annually. However, pay for medical office managers can range anywhere from $39,000 to $72,000 per year depending on work experience, where you work, and credentials.*
The bottom line? You can earn a good income with great job security and the potential for employee benefits.
Becoming a medical office manager is a great career choice and it’s getting even better. Experts estimate 3.4% job growth in the field that includes medical office managers over the next 10 years.*
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*PayScale. “Average Office Manager, Medical Office Yearly Pay” Payscale.com. Accessed May 2, 2023.
Statements found on PayScale are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to estimate salaries includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.