Penn Foster Career School

Certificate - Medical Administrative Assistant

Individuals interested in starting a new career as a medical administrative assistant could consider the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program at Penn Foster Career School. Keep reading to find out more about the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program.

Official Program Name:

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

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Program Description:

The online Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program at Penn Foster Career School introduces students to basic medical office procedures, including general business machines, telephone call management, mail processing, word processing and spreadsheet applications, business English, and electronic medical records management. The program examines the laws impacting medical facilities and healthcare professionals, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Coursework includes medical terminology, body systems, and basic pharmacology.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School supplies students with all required books, lessons, and learning aids. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Office Procedures
  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Word and Excel
  • Business English
  • Body Systems/Terminology 1
  • Body Systems/Terminology 2
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Electronic Medical Records

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program can help students prepare for entry-level work in the medical field. Those who would like to prepare for more challenging opportunities may wish to pursue an associate degree. Associate degree programs can provide further training on the structure of the healthcare system, industry terminology, business practices, and management techniques. An example of an associate program students may be interested in is the Associate of Science in Health Care Management.

Career Paths:

Penn Foster Career School's Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for a career as a medical administrative assistant. Graduates of the program could seek employment in medical offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and other healthcare-related facilities managing patient records, processing claims, and performing basic office duties.

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