Medical Administrative Specialist

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

A Medical Administrative Specialist must be proficient with all of the communication technology common to a modern office. This includes all office equipment, telephone systems, mail services, internet and e-mail. A specialist also needs additional skills specific to the medical field, such as medical correspondence and terminology, familiarity with patient record systems, and appointment scheduling.

The Medical Administrative Specialist program prepares students for employment opportunities in a medical office, medical clinic, or hospital office settings and prepares students for the following certifications: Florida Ready to Work and Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook/Access). Students may earn their certifications by testing at the Certiport Testing Center on campus.

COURSES:

Information Technology Assistant OTA0040A

Front Desk Specialist OTA0041A
(Prerequisites: OTA0040A)

Medical Office Technologist OTA0631
(Prerequisites: OTA0040A, OTA0041A)

Medical Administrative Specialist OTA0651
(Prerequisites: OTA0040A, OTA0041A, OTA0631)

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK:

Projected employment of secretaries will vary by occupational specialty. Employment growth in the healthcare, social assistance, and legal services industries should lead to average growth for medical secretaries. Rapidly growing industries—such as administrative and support services, healthcare and social assistance, educational services (private), and professional, scientific, and technical services—will continue to generate most new job opportunities. A decline in employment is expected for all other secretaries, except legal, medical, or executive. They account for almost half of all secretaries and administrative assistants.***

SALARY RANGE:

In the state of Florida, medical secretaries may earn between $21,880 and $39,180 per year.**

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Standard career and technical program admission procedures apply
  • High school diploma—standard or GED is recommended
  • Please see the MTC catalog for details

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon completion of all program requirements, the student earns a Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Specialist.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Students may earn any or all of the following certifications: Florida Ready to Work and Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook/Access).

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

To view the  Medical Administrative Specialist Program Itemized Costs Sheet, please click here.


 

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