Career training for a job in medical office administration
In this hands-on healthcare job training program, you’ll learn the skills for entry into the fast growing field of medical office administration. You’ll learn in a medical office setting, performing administrative duties, using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital and clinic procedures. In this hands-on program, you’ll also learn and practice scheduling appointments, billing patients and compiling and recording medical charts, reports and correspondence. Apply what you’ve learned in a real-world setting: you’ll perform an externship in a medical office or hospital. Once you graduate, we will help you find a job in the medical office administration field.
What you’ll learn in the medical insurance billing job training program:
- Introduction to Allied Healthcare
- Allied Healthcare Foundation
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Records Management
- Computer Literacy for Health Care Professionals
- Medical Office Reception/Clerical Procedures
- Medical Office Financial Management
- Basic Computers
- Customer Service
- Job preparation, including interview and resume skills
Say yes to CET Medical Office Administration!
|New career in 8-9 months?*||yes!|
|Job Placement Assistance?||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 office administration job training program:
- Where do the medical office administration job training classes take place?
- Get trained as a medical office administrator on CET’s campuses in Sacramento, CA and San Jose, 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 office administration job training program?
- With 30 hours a week of attendance, students usually finish the 900 hour program in 8-9 months.
- When does the next medical office administration 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 healthcare can I find after I graduating from the medical office administration program?
- When you’re trained as a medical office administrator, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs in the medical office administration field including:
- Admissions Coordinator
- Billing Coordinator
- Health Information Technician
- Health Unit Coordinator
- Medical Office Specialist
- Medical Secretary
- Patient Coordinator
- Physician Office Specialist
- Unit Secretary
- Unit Support Representative
- Ward Clerk
- How soon after graduation will I start working in the medical office administration field?
- Every student’s experience is different, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical office administration has a higher than average job growth. To see what the job outlook is like for medical office administrators where you live, go to onetonline.org 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 a medical office administrator?
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics shared this information (see below) about what people can make as a medical office administration assistant. Remember that this is only an average- depending on where you live, the wages can be higher or lower. To see how much medical office administrator assistants earn in your region, go to onetonline.org and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” National Wages & Employment Trends* For Medical Office Administrators
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 onetonline.org.
- How much does the medical office administration program cost and how can I pay for this?
- It costs $12,672, 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 classes for the medical office administration program?
- Class size is approximately 20-25 students and varies by the type of program.
- Do you provide any certificates needed by employers?
- The Medical Office Administration 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 office administrator assistant. Additionally, upon completion of the program you will be prepared to take the AMT's Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) certification exam. You can learn more about this additional certification on AMT's website or ask Admissions.
- 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 office administrators 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. Medical Office Administration 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.