MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.
Students in Medical Administrative Assistant are trained in the following subject areas:
- Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations
- Greet visitors, determine the purpose of their visits, and direct visitors to the appropriate staff members
- Answer phones and transfer calls to the appropriate staff members
- Manage financial records
- Understand health insurance policies
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
- Have strong math and reading skills.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Medical Administrative Assistant Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Attention to detail
Concern for others