Medical Office Administration - Birmingham, Alabama
Associate of Science
If you're interested in pursuing an administrative role in a medical office, clinic or hospital, an Associate of Science in Medical Office Administration degree from Virginia College in Birmingham could help you achieve your dream. Medical office administrators are responsible for helping ensure that the indispensable administrative functions of a clinic, nursing home or other healthcare facility run smoothly and efficiently.
The 24-month Medical Office Administration degree provides an intensive education in the essential functions performed by a medical office administrator in areas such as: transcribing of physician notes and orders, managing paper and electronic patient records, scheduling patient appointments, billing insurance providers and patients, performing basic bookkeeping duties, providing superior customer service, managing general office management tasks and much more.
Our instructors have real-world experience in medical office administration and provide practical training needed for a rewarding career in a variety of possible settings, including medical offices and clinics, outpatient and inpatient hospital settings, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and similar healthcare locations.
One of the most important elements of the Medical Office Administration degree at Virginia College in Birmingham is the opportunity to apply what you learn in class to an actual workplace setting. You'll participate in an 11-week externship in a physician's office, clinic or similar healthcare facility supervised by a doctor, nurse or other health services professional. The externship experience gives you the opportunity to explore your strengths and understand areas for improvement, while providing valuable exposure to the actual day-to-day work of a medical office administrator.
Upon successful completion of the Medical Office Administration degree at Virginia College in Birmingham, qualified students may be eligible to sit for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. Although certification is not a requirement for employment in the field, it does help underscore the quality of your academic training and your commitment to a successful career as a medical office administrator.
Real World Experiences
Birmingham's robust medical community offers a wide variety of externship options and future employment opportunities. Medical Office Administration graduates from Virginia College in Birmingham have gone on to work in a number of area healthcare facilities including Alabama Podiatry, Children's Health Systems, Lemak Group, Peak Health Solutions and others.
Learn more about a fulfilling career as a medical office administrator in the rapidly growing healthcare industry. Complete the Request More Information form and take the first step toward your successful new career.
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