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
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Secretary
- Dental Receptionist
- 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.
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*When taken within three months of completing the program, SCI will pay for graduates to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.
Working as a Medical Office Administrator in Texas
Healthcare continues to be one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Texas, and nationwide. The projected annual job openings for medical secretaries in Texas are approximately 2,077.* Between an aging population and advances in healthcare, entry-level medical office specialists are in demand. You’ll work to effectively and efficiently support your health care facility, allowing clinicians to provide superior patient care.
The expected salary for entry-level Medical Office Specialists in Texas begins at around $24,929.* Normal pay is $33,950 per year, and highly experienced workers can earn up to $52,069.
*Source Career Coach by Emsi
Medical office specialists in Texas can find employment in a variety of settings, including:
- Physicians’ Offices
- Emergency and Urgent Care Centers
- Health and Wellness Clinics
- Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities
- Public and Private Schools
- Government Agencies
SCI grads have access to our career services team. This team helps you prepare your resume and develop your interview skills, while networks with local employers on your behalf to help you secure your new career as an entry-level medical office specialist position.
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
- Institutional scholarship for those who qualify
- GI Bill or other Military Assistance Programs
- Affordable payment plans at 0% interest available for those who qualify
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.
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