Specializing in administrative skills related to the medical field, a medical administrative professional graduate is prepared to perform a variety of tasks to support the administrative needs of medical facilities including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, health insurance companies, long-term and assisted living facilities, research facilities, and health departments.
Graduates use their knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy along with up-to-date computer and technology skills to excel in careers in medical records, medical reception, medical transcription, medical billing and coding, and medical financial services. An effective medical administrative professional also possesses excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Graduates may be employed in large medical facilities where they may have very specific job responsibilities or in smaller facilities where they may have a variety of responsibilities. Many graduates also find opportunities working from home in the areas of transcription, billing, and coding.
This is a rapidly changing career as new technologies lead to more tasks being computerized. It also is a fast-growing occupation as the increased need for medical services has led to the need for more medical administrative specialists to support the provision of those services. Graduates can anticipate almost unlimited career opportunities both close to home and in locations and facilities worldwide.