Medical Clerk - Training Program
Start your career in the Medical Clerk field

Career training for a job in medical administration

In this hands-on healthcare job training program, you’ll learn the skills for entry into the fast growing field of medical administration. You’ll train in a medical office setting performing administrative duties, using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital and clinic procedures. You’ll also learn and practice scheduling appointments, billing patients and compiling and recording medical charts, reports and correspondence. Once you graduate, we’ll help you find a job in the medical office administration field.


What you’ll learn in the job training program for Medical Clerk:

  • Introduction to Allied Healthcare
  • Health Care Communications and Interpersonal Skills
  • Basic Principles of Health Care
  • Medical Records Systems
  • Computer Literacy for Health Care Professionals
  • Computerized Accounting/Information Management Systems
  • Basic Computers
  • Customer Service
  • Job preparation, including interview and resume skills

Say yes to CET Medical Clerk!

New career in 7-8 months?* yes!
Job Placement Assistance? yes!
Support Services? yes!
Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify? yes!
Training supplies, tools, books and scrubs included in tuition?** yes!

*Average program length based on attendance. **Subject to change without notice.


FAQ about the medical clerk job training program:

Where do the medical clerk job training classes take place?
Train to be a medical clerk on CET’s campus in Watsonville, CA. In addition to the classroom learning, you’ll have access to a medical office lab for hands-on learning.
How long does it take to finish the medical clerk job training program?
With 30 hours a week of attendance, students usually finish the 810 hour program in 7-8 months.
When does the next medical clerk class start?
Right now! CET’s open enrollment means once your application is completed you can start the next day.
What types of jobs in health care can I find after I graduate?
When you’re trained as a medical clerk, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs, including:
  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Medical Clerk
  • Medical Secretary
  • Patient Coordinator
  • Physician Office Specialist
How soon after graduation will I start working as a medical clerk?
Every student’s experience is different, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical administration has a higher than average job growth. To see what the job outlook is like for medical clerks where you live, go to and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” And with CET’s job placement assistance, you will always have ready help to find the right job.
What can I expect to make as an medical secretary?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shared this information (see below) about what people can make as a medical secretary. Remember that this is only an average- depending on where you live, the wages can be higher or lower. To see how much medical clerks earn in your region, go to and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” National Wages & Employment Trends* For Medical Clerks
Median wages 2017 $16.64 hourly, $34,610 annual
Employment 2016 574,000 employees
Projected job openings 2016-2026 80,800

*Data as of August 2018. For additional information, including details on associated occupations, national and state wage and employment statistics, go to

How much does it cost to train as a medical clerk and how can I pay for this?
The medical clerk job training program costs $11,486, including training supplies, tools, books, and scrubs. If you qualify for financial aid, you may be eligible to receive grants, scholarships and/or federal student loans.
What if I didn’t graduate from high school or don’t have my GED?
At CET you may have options without them. Be sure to tell the Admissions Department so they can guide you through the eligibility process.
How big are the medical clerk classes?
Class size is approximately 20-25 students and varies by the type of program.
Do you provide any certificates needed by employers?
The Medical Clerk Program prepares you for the entry level positions in the health care field. The program certificate demonstrates to employers that you have the skills needed to get a job as a medical clerk.
What do I need to get started? Are there any high school math classes I need to get started?
No. Students are provided with basic skills instruction that includes English and math. Additional one on one tutoring is available if needed by the student.
CET is national, but what about the graduation and job placement rates for medical clerks in my CET location?
Good question! When you’re making decisions about your future, it’s important to be as informed as possible. To see statistics about CET’s program performance, click on the CET location below to access the Federal Student Right to Know and State Program Performance Fact Sheets.*. Remember- we’re here to help. Contact your local CET Admissions Department for additional information or assistance. The medical clerk job training program is offered at the following locations:

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.

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