FVI School of Nursing is happy to now offer an associate degree program in Medical Office Administration. Offered at our Miramar campus, students enrolled in this degree program work toward an associate degree and are prepared for a position as a Medical Office Administrator and other administrative roles. An essential part of any healthcare facility, Medical Office Administration is a growing medical field. An associate degree will give you access to a number of medical office administrator careers. Enroll in our Medical Office Administration program today!
What Is Medical Office Administration?
Medical office administration is a career field that encompasses managerial and support roles providing administrative services in a medical office setting. Referred to generally as medical office administrators, this field includes medical billing and coding specialists, medical records clerks, office managers, administrative assistants, and receptionists. Those working in medical office administration are responsible for a wide range of tasks to ensure the medical offices of healthcare facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, clinics, and more, operate smoothly.
Who Is the Ideal Student?
To better understand if a career in this particular healthcare field is right for you, it’s best to be familiar with typical medical office administration duties. Healthcare professionals in this field are responsible for a variety of managerial and administrative tasks. What you end up doing as an administrator, an assistant, a manager, or any other role will greatly depend on your work setting. Typical day-to-day medical administration duties include:
- Scheduling patient appointments
- Answering phone calls and answering patient questions
- Sorting and answering mail and email
- Transcribing medical information for doctors
- Filing and organizing patient records
- Coding medical records for billing
- Coordinating lab tests and hospital transfers
- Ordering and keeping an inventory of supplies
- Processing insurance claim forms
- Billing insurance companies
- Managing budgets
What Types of Jobs Can You Get With a Medical Office Administration Degree?
Obtaining an associate degree in medical office administration opens numerous career opportunities to you. Going into healthcare is always an effective way to gain consistent employment — going into medical office administration is an even better option. The number of jobs available in this field is growing and include the following medical office administration careers:
- Medical office managers
- Administrative assistants
- Administrative medical staff secretary
- Front desk receptionist
- Medical transcriptionist
- Medical billing and coding specialist
- Medical records clerk
- Patient services representative
- Patient account representative
- And more!
Get Your Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration From FVI!
FVI School of Nursing has two campuses in South Florida: FVI Miami and FVI Miramar. Our nursing school in Miramar has now started to offer a Medical Office Administration degree program. A hybrid course involving both on-campus classes and instructor-led live online classes. To learn more about our admissions process and financial aid options, contact us or call 786-574-3350.