Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
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Medical Administrative Practices

What do Medical Administrative Assistants do?

Medical administrative assistants are a vital part of any medical office, providing necessary services to patients and the overall organization of the workplace, such as:

Medical administrative assistants are a vital part of any medical office, providing necessary services to patients and the overall organization of the workplace. It also happens to be a rapidly growing field in the medical world. As part of their responsibilities in the workplace, M.A.P.’s schedule appointments, check patient insurance, record travel and budget expenditures, provide medical transcriptions, update and maintain patient charts, answer phone calls, greet patients and keep files.

Where will this certificate program prepare you to work?

Medical administrative assistants can work in all types of medical practices such as doctors’ offices, dental offices, and hospitals. As part of the program, M.A.P. students sharpen their knowledge of medical terminology, typing skills, and medical insurance to better prepare them for a career in a medical practice. Students also receive six hours of “job shadowing” in the medical field to get a hands-on understanding of the profession.

Employment Outlook

Medical administrative assistants can expect to earn around $10 per hour and the profession is expected to have much-faster-than-average employment growth. This is driven by the rapid growth of the healthcare industry. Overall, the majority of job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave these occupations.

What are the requirements to enter the Medical Administrative Assistant program?

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate.
  • OFC 102 (or demonstration of keyboarding speed of 20 words per minute based on a two-minute timing).
  • The prerequisite for OFC 114 is OFC 113. Students who have not achieved the skill level equivalent of OFC 113 should consult with the Program Coordinator.
  • A student who is unable to fit MAA 209 into the last spring semester should consult with the Program Coordinator about substituting the 3-credit CED 210 (Cooperative Work Experience I)