Medical Office Assistant Certificate
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. Whether you are just graduating high school or an adult learner looking for a career refresh, this pathway could 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
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Careers you can pursue
- Medical office assistant
- Medical secretary
- Medical receptionist
- Billing and coding assistant
You will succeed if you are...
- Able to multi-task
90.5% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2021-22. It should be noted that 97.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.