Medical Administration, Associate of Applied Science in Health Science
Medical Administration is a multi-skilled allied health profession. Medical administrators work primarily in a variety of medical care settings, such as doctors’ offices. Medical administrators function as members of the healthcare delivery team and perform administrative procedures. This program will prepare students to perform the following tasks: schedule and coordinate so that there are enough doctors, nurses, and other staff to properly care for patients, and order and purchase the equipment and supplies needed. The student will learn methods that ensure the organization gets paid for the services it provides. They work with patients to ensure insurance guidelines are satisfied and provide behind-the-scenes paperwork. Medical Administration graduates are CPR certified.
The student performs real procedures to build confidence and proficiency. This degree program prepares the student to perform administrative functions in a physician‘s office or other medical settings. The program includes classroom instruction, lab, and externship.
- Prepare students for an entry-level career in Medical Administration.
- Develop, through instruction, productive individuals with social and professional ethics to perform tasks in a medical administrative environment.
- Build poise and self-confidence to enable students to function effectively in the workplace.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and esential job search skills.
- Function as a multi-skilled allied health professional in a variety of medical settings as part of the interdisciplinary team.
For additional information about the program outcomes, please see the Student Consumer Information (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/medical/program/medical-administration-associate-degree/ ) which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see Information About the University on the ECPI website (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/services/about-ecpi-university/ )
In 1.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Health Science in Medical Administration.
About Medical Administration
Medical administrators work primarily in a variety of medical care settings such as doctors’ offices and hospitals. Medical administrators function as members of the healthcare delivery team and perform administrative procedures.
Employment requirements vary but may include a physical examination, CPR certification, graduation from a Medical Administrative Program or similar education and training for the desired position, certification as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, and possible background check.
Graduates may seek employment as Medical Administrators, Billing Specialists, Office Managers, Front Desk Coordinators, or Transcriptionists. They may work in many different healthcare environments.
Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities. ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. Students may wish to become certified as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant or Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, and they may seek a CPR certification.