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Medical Office Specialist

Keeping practices operational!

Keeping practices operational!

Be the Backbone of Healthcare.


We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.



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* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.


Why would you want to be a Medical Office Specialist?

Medical Office Specialists are an essential part of any healthcare team. They play a crucial role in helping healthcare providers deliver quality patient care. If you enjoy working with people, are organized, and have good communication skills, becoming a Medical Office Assistant can be a fulfilling career choice.

What are Medical Office Specialists?

Medical Office Specialists are trained professionals who work in healthcare settings such as medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. They provide administrative and clinical support to healthcare providers, including managing patient records, scheduling appointments, and communicating with patients.

Where can Medical Office Specialist work?

Medical Office Specialist can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.

What skills do you need to be a Medical Office Specialist?

To be a successful Medical Office Specialist, you need to have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, good communication skills, and basic computer skills. You should also be able to work well under pressure and be comfortable with handling sensitive information.

Do you need any certifications to become a Medical Office Specialist?

While certification is not always required to become a Medical Office Specialist, it can be beneficial for career advancement and demonstrate your proficiency in the field. There are several certification programs available, including the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Do you need training to become a Medical Office Specialist?

Yes, you need training to become a Medical Office Assistant. Medical Office Specialist training is essential to ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform your job duties effectively. Completing a Medical Office Specialist program can help you gain the skills and experience you need to succeed in this rewarding career.

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 


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290 Hours of Hands-On Lab Hours
146 Hours Of On-The-Job Externship
Electronic Records for Medical Practices
Telemedicine Communication Training
Hybrid Learning
As many as 3 Certifications
Earn 16 Career Skill Badges
Full-Time Day Classes
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Included National Certifications*

Taken through a third party provider

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)*

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

Additional National Certifications**

Taken through a third party provider

Microsoft Office Specialist Word
(Microsoft 365 Apps)

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
(Microsoft 365 Apps)

**Additional Exam fees not included in tuition.



Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.


Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.


Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to be a certification testing site.


We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and Military education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

Institutional Grants

Federal Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

Workforce Funding

Private Student Loans

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Not all SCI programs are eligible for federal grants.


What makes Southern Careers Institute different?

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees. Employers are looking for specific skills from candidates they can hire with confidence. Our coursework goes deeper than pen and paper, providing hands-on learning opportunities that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to provide you with an education that will empower your future.

That’s okay! At Southern Careers Institute, we have had a plethora of students successfully complete their programs after being away from school for long periods of time. We’re ready to meet you where you’re at, providing a community-based learning environment where you’ll feel right at home as you readjust to life as a student!

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in your chosen field. Whether it’s our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational programs available, you will receive training to tackle industry-specific certifications.

As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid programs and available grants to make your education more affordable. Contact us today and our financial aid officers will explain the process and answer all of your questions.

Click here or call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all of your questions.

Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300,
Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081

If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.

Our students must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. At this time, programs are not offered in any language other than English.

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