Medical Office Assistant Certificate
Take your first steps toward a healthy future as a Medical Office Assistant!
Whether we’re seeing a doctor for our yearly check-up or help with a sudden injury or illness, the medical office staff is a key stop on our wellness journey. From scheduling appointments and tests, to billing and coding, to greeting patients and offering emotional support, a well-trained medical office assistant is a healing presence—and a rewarding career.
You can master the skills needed to be a great medical office assistant in a doctor’s office, hospital or outpatient clinic through our 18-credit certificate. By taking two three-credit courses each term, you can be working and earning money in as little as a year.
Virtually every major health care provider is searching for these skills, including Penn State Health and UPMC. There is a 16 percent growth in employment predicted in the field. Whether you are just graduating high school or an adult learner looking for a career refresh, this pathway can lead you to a healthy mind, body and bank account.
Medical Law and Ethics
Introduction to Human Communication
Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
Medical Administrative Procedures
Careers in this field include
- Medical office assistant
- Medical secretary
- Medical receptionist
- Billing and coding assistant
People who thrive in this field
- Able to multi-task