What Does A Medical Office Assistant Do?
If you’ve always wanted to begin a career in healthcare but prefer administrative and office duties over the clinical side of a medical facility, it may be time to consider a career as a medical office assistant. At Elmira Business Institute, we offer a career-focused Medical Office Assistant certificate program that can prepare you to enter the workforce in as little as 8 months.
Medical Office Assistant vs. Medical Assistant – what’s the difference?
The difference between a medical office administrative assistant and a traditional medical assistant is the role they play within the healthcare facility. Typically, a MOA will handle administrative and clerical duties where an MA will usually balance clinical and administrative duties.
Depending on the size of the facility you are working in, an MOA can sometimes handle clinical duties, but for the most part, your duties will primarily require you to keep the office running smoothly and allowing physicians to handle patient care.
Typical administrative duties for a medical administrative assistant include:
- Updating medical records
- Report filing
- Appointment scheduling
- Answering phones
- Admitting patients
- Handling billing and insurance information
What medical administrative classes can you take at EBI?
The Medical Office Assistant training program at Elmira Business Institute is designed to prepare you for a career in the growing healthcare industry. You’ll master keyboarding, word processing, and microcomputer applications through our intensive curriculum. Classes include:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Electronic Medical Records
- Medical Billing
- Medical Office Procedures and MORE!
Most graduates of the medical office assistant course at EBI find employment in private medical practices, clinics, hospitals, public health departments, insurance companies and government agencies.
Start your Medical Office Assistant career with training at EBI!
Now is a great time to start a career in the healthcare field. You can complete your Medical Office Assistant certificate program in as little as 8 months. To learn more about our how EBI can help you start a new career, contact us today! Just call 80-NEW START.