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Certificate - Medical Terminology

The online Career Certificate in Medical Terminology offered by Penn Foster is designed to teach students how to read, interpret, and analyze various medical terms and technical jargon. Read more about Penn Foster's Career Certificate in Medical Terminology here.

Official Program Name:

Career Certificate - Medical Terminology

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Certificate

Program Description:

Penn Foster's Career Certificate in Medical Terminology is designed to teach students common medical terminology. Throughout the courses, students can learn to read and interpret medical reports while also learning how to use parts of words to figure out new medical terms. Additionally, students can learn about the different parts of the body, both internal and external, and the ways in which they can move. The program is also designed to teach students why medical terminology is important in health care while gaining a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a health care worker.

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Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for a Career Certificate in Medical Terminology:

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

  • Starting Your Program
  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • The Fundamentals of Medical Terminology
  • Diagnosis, Intervention, and Human Body Terms
  • Musculoskeletal, Circulatory, and Respiratory Systems Terms
  • Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive System Terms
  • Integumentary, Nervous, and Endocrine System Terms

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Career Certificate in Medical Terminology may decide that their interest in the field has been piqued. In order to pursue careers in the healthcare field, many positions require a bachelor's degree.

Some degrees that students might pursue are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Medical Terminology Certificate program provided by Penn Foster have the opportunity to either bring an increased knowledge of medical terms to jobs they already have in healthcare or enter into the field with a clear understanding of the language. Many careers in healthcare do require a degree; however, this certificate can signal to employers that students have received additional training in working with and interpreting medical jargon and language.

Students who might pursue this certificate may have careers as:

  • Medical coders
  • Healthcare marketers
  • Patient service representatives
  • Medical office administrators

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