Develop the administrative skills in records management, billing and coding, and more, to manage a medical office or facility
Gain a fundamental understanding of human anatomy and physiology
Develop interpersonal skills through interactive curriculum preparing you for a career in physician’s offices, hospitals, emergency care clinics, and more
Prepare to pass the CMAA, Word, and Excel certification exams
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Be the Pulse of the Health Care Facility
The medical office specialist training program provides students the skills to oversee non-clinical activities in a health care facility. Working in the medical field is highly rewarding. You’ll play a critical role in the efficiency and efficacy of the medical office and help set the stage for a patient’s experience.
Working as a medical office specialist is the perfect position for someone who wants to work in the healthcare field, but isn’t comfortable with or interested in direct patient care. When searching for a job, medical office specialists are often also called:
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Office Assistant
Medical Office Administrator
Healthcare Administrative Assistant
Patient Resource Representative
Students will graduate with a basic understanding of the anatomy & physiology of the human body, and the interpersonal skills to provide superior customer service functions. Your job responsibilities as a medical administrator can include:
Greeting and checking in patients
Communicating with patients concerning lab/test results
Phoning in prescription orders and refills to pharmacies
Preparing and indexing patient medical records
Scheduling patient appointments
Processing billing for patients
Filing insurance claims
Overseeing staffing schedules and regular reporting
Become a Medical Office Specialist in Texas
While physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, and nurse practitioners need years of schooling, board exams, and clinical rotations, allied health careers like medical secretary offer opportunities to graduates after securing industry-recognized certifications. The medical office specialist program is offered at several SCI campuses and will prepare you to sit for the following certification exams:
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*
Microsoft Office Specialist: Word
Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel
*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.
Take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Exam — On Us!*
*When taken within three months of completing the program, SCI will pay for graduates to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.
SCI Students have gone on to work for companies like:
Medical Office Specialist Technician Training in Texas
Graduate with advanced knowledge of medical office operations and procedures, HIPPA rules and regulations, records management, blended with the necessary customer service skills needed to succeed.
CIS101 Word Processing
Basic techniques of electronic word processing & software applications
Basic techniques of electronic spreadsheets & software applications
CSV103 Customer Service
Practice customer service skills in a business setting with problem-solving & critical thinking
JOB103 Career Readiness
Integrate learned skills into job search techniques & professional development
KEY101 Keyboarding I
Introduction to proper touch typing skills
Study communication skills in a one-on-one or group setting while learning informal writing techniques
MED107 Foundational Body Systems
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the foundational systems of the human body
MED108 Vital Body Systems
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the vital systems of the human body
MED109 Transformative Body Systems
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, structure & function of the transformative systems of the human body
MED110 Electronic Records and Medical Practice
Explore electronic health records through the practice of administrative tasks such as scheduling, completing reports, entering coding & billing information, & submitting claims
MED111 Utilizing Electronic Records Systems
Practice administrative tasks such as maintaining records, completing forms, documenting diagnosis, & posting chargers, payments, & adjustments
MED112 Billing & Insurance for Medical Offices
Introduction to the fundamental elements and terminology of medical insurance payment systems and reimbursements
MED114 Telemedicine Communication
Examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings including telemedicine
MED115 Medical Law & Ethics
Introduction to the law & ethics in the medical profession including the identification of protected health information as it applies to HIPAA
OFF101 Office Procedures I
Study office procedures using electronic applications & resolving business problems.
OFF102 Office Procedures II
Explore filing, time management, scheduling, planning, & operation of office machines.
Invest in Courses at our Texas Campuses
Paying for Your Medical Office Specialist Training Program in Texas:
Federal Pell Grant for those who qualify
Federal Direct Loan Program for those who qualify
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) for those who qualify
Affordable payment plans at 0% interest available for those who qualify
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Southern Careers Institute is authorized to grant associate degrees, grant credits toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms at the Austin, Texas campus by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Contact Information: 1200 East Anderson Lane Austin, TX (512)427-6200
Council on Occupational Education
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) has been the accrediting body of Southern Careers Institute for over 25 years.
Contact Information: 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite #325 Atlanta, GA 30350 Phone (770) 396-3898 Toll Free (800) 917-2081
Is a Career as a Medical Office Specialist Right Up Your Alley?
Interested in learning more about SCI’s medical office specialist program and and seeing if it’s the right career for you? Complete the Request Info Form to receive more information. A member of the SCI Admissions Staff will answer every question you have and get you ready for school. For an immediate response call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.
What SCI Students Are Saying
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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”
Denise S. Medical Assistant
“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”
“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”
Annette D. Business Accounting
“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”
Bonnie M Medical Assistant
“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”
Sidney B Medical Assistant
“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”
“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”
“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”
* Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.