Gain the skills to work in medical office administration in as little as two years.
It takes business and clinical knowledge to manage a physician’s practice or other healthcare office. Medical office managers direct and plan day-to-day operations, coordinating departments and creating clear processes. It is their job to maintain a productive work environment and eliminate unnecessary costs. They are often multi-talented individuals with the ability to manage people, administration and business-related tasks.
Virginia College’s Medical Office Management program is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in the medical field, combining knowledge of medical administration and clinical skills. You can earn your associate’s degree in medical office management in as little as two years and pursue a career as a medical office manager.
Working in medical practice management takes leadership abilities, administrative skills and clinical knowledge. Our program is designed to help you work closely with doctors and other healthcare professionals to organize the front office and provide patient services. Good office managers streamline operations and keep an eye on expenses, so you will learn about efficient medical office operations and basic accounting procedures.
This medical office management degree program involves learning to oversee staff and resolve conflicts. You will take several business and general education communication classes that can complement what you learn in medical courses. Our office management classes feature dynamic discussions and practical application take home assignments to help you gain the skills for managing medical practices.
Courses are designed to provide you with a strong foundation for a career in medical office management. You can learn the basics of insurance billing to the categories of drugs typically used in medical practices. Our goal is to prepare you with the training and knowledge that you will need to pursue entry-level medical office manager jobs.
Virginia College’s Medical Office Management program provides instruction in clinical procedures, medical office procedures and insurance billing combined with general education coursework required for an associate’s degree.
Upon graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:
As part of the Medical Office Management curriculum, you will complete an 11-week externship in a physician’s office or related health services facility. The externship is an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in the program and receive on-the-job training under the supervision of a health service professional. Some of our students have gone on to find employment at their externship sites.
For those who learn best by doing, our clinical courses include hands-on skill training to prepare you for the clinical duties in a medical office environment. You will strengthen your clinical abilities, including training in emergency care and CPR, through instructor-led lecture and in-class exercises.
By graduating with a Medical Office Management associate’s degree, you can begin your search for entry-level medical office specialist jobs or management positions. Virginia College supports you during the job search process, even after graduation. Our Career Services team offers career planning and placement assistance such as helping you prepare for interviews, review your resume and begin your job search.
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