“You get to know the teachers and they get to know you,” she says. “If you’re struggling, it’s easy to get extra help. They have a genuine interest in you. The biggest class I have is about 18 students. It’s like a close-knit family.”
Medical Administrative Specialist Program (MAS)
"I recently received my Associate's Degree from WITC in the Medical
Administrative Specialist Program. I now have a very successful job
at Healthpartners Group, Inc., St. Paul, MN, in the health insurance field
filing medical claims for 22 clinics. I could not have done it
without the extensive educational background and experience that I
received from WITC."
Patient Account Representative
"As a recent graduate of the Medical Administrative Specialist
program at New Richmond, I felt prepared going into my current position at
Associated Eye Care's Business Office. I feel that the Medical
Administrative Specialist Program had much to do with my increased comfort
level as an employee. Being introduced to the variety of courses in
the program helped once I got out into the workforce."
"The knowledge I received at WITC has helped me find a great job. I am a
billing specialist/coder. With my hands-on coding experience, medical
terminology, and medical office procedures, I have learned to code the
facilities charge tickets, send claims, and decipher the meaning of many
surgical procedures. Every day I work with numbers such as credits and
debits. I gained the knowledge of business math and accounting while going
to school at WITC. and I use it every day in my career. I know that all
the classes I took for MAS have applied tremendously. Getting the MAS
degree has made me marketable for the medical administrative field."
"In my pursuit and search for a new career, the staff
at WITC was excellent in helping me choose the right path. I knew
that I wanted a career as a medical transcriptionist; they in turn
counseled me on the program/classes to pursue. Since finishing the
Medical Administrative Specialist program, I have worked for a local
hospital doing medical transcription and am now working from home doing
the same. I am grateful for the help and support I received from WITC.
With the excellent classes offered in this program, I felt confident after
graduating that I could proficiently start a career as a medical
transcriptionist. I knew what my goal was, and they prepared me for
what has turned out to be the best decision I could have made. Many
thanks to all at WITC."
"I am presently working as a coder at the Duluth
Clinic doing ICD-9 coding. WITC
prepared me for my job, especially the medical terminology and medical
insurance classes. I’m
grateful that an internship was part of the program in order to get actual
“on-the-job” experience. WITC
was a great experience for me; I was able to find a job in my field before
I even graduated."
"I am working as a surgery clerk at SMDC in Duluth
doing charge posting, scheduling, coding, word processing, reception work
and communicating with doctors, nurses, and surgical staff. I think that WITC is a great place to get an education.
The whole school is helpful in whatever your needs are."
"I work as a PSA in Radiology at St. Mary’s Medical
Center in Duluth doing registration and scheduling in the MRI department.
The office procedures and terminology that we learned are used on
an everyday basis. Hands-on
projects in classes with actual office work were a large benefit.
The internship component was very helpful.
I was hired for my position and did my internship on the job.
The supervisor thought it was a great idea for part of my training
process. WITC-Superior has a
great medical secretary program. The
instructors cover all areas needed to go into this field."
"My educational experience at WITC-Superior was the
best that I could have expected. I
cannot emphasize enough how helpful everyone was.
If you had any problems or questions
about anything, someone was there to help you. With the help of my education and internship experiences, I
was able to get a job in Wausau, Wisconsin working for the Marshfield
Clinic, Wausau Center as a coding specialist.
From there, I was able to transfer to Marshfield Clinic-Indianhead
Center in Rice Lake so I could be closer to my hometown.
The specific classes that really helped me in my career were
Medical Insurance, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical
Office Procedures, and Medical Document Production.
If I ever decide to go back to school and further my education,
WITC-Superior would be my choice."
Amy L. Lysdahl
"I work as a receptionist at the Shell Lake and Siren
Clinics. My internship helped
me get where I am now. The
course work that I had helped show my coworkers that I’m flexible in
working in different departments. In
addition to scheduling, working with patient charts, and running the Shell
Lake office, I’ve done coding, transcription, and insurance.
I am very happy with what I’ve learned at WITC-Superior."