The healthcare industry is large, and can seem complex without the right training. Professionals with medical admin assistant training will be important for years to come, increasing the likelihood of an employment opportunity for individuals with the right training. At South Texas Vocational Technical Institute (STVT), you can take medical admin courses that can help you learn the skills employers may be looking for.
STVT’s Medical Administrative Assisting Training
The Medical Administrative Assisting Technology diploma program is designed to prepare students for a career in medical office administration working with patient scheduling, billing, coding, and medical records. As these workers may handle sensitive health information, STVT’s medical administrative assistant courses include a focus on the importance of information safety in a medical workplace.
By the completion of their program, students have had the opportunity to learn about common clerical and clinical tasks medical administrative assistants could be asked to perform. A review of certain bodily systems is included within the curriculum.
What Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?
As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you may work as an integral part of a healthcare team. Your responsibilities could include patient scheduling, obtaining & entering patient medical information, handling billing & insurance claims, and coding medical records. Specific duties will vary by individual workplace policy.
Should I be a Medical Administrative Assistant?
Through STVT’s medical administrative assistant training, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about a career that gives you visibility into other positions in the medical industry that can allow you to see how the rest of the medical field works. If you’re excited about working in any position within the medical field, this could be the career for you.
How Much Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical secretaries earn a median salary of $37,090 per year. The lowest 10 percent earn $25,390 and the top 10 percent earn $51,890 annually. In addition, most Medical Administrative Assistants work full time in comfortable office settings.
Salary earned will vary according to many factors. STVT cannot guarantee employment or salary.
Do You Have Other Questions?
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During your visit to our McAllen campus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with many of the teams that support our STVT students. Campus visitors are provided with the opportunity to meet with Financial Aid, Career Services, current instructors, and more.
A member of our admissions team will be happy to discuss questions you may have. Let us show you how our career training may help you qualify for the career you want.