Online Medical Office Administration Program
Medical office administrators are the members of a medical team who make healthcare facilities run smoothly for doctors and patients. If you want to have a positive impact on people’s lives but would prefer not to have the responsibility of direct patient care, then medical office administration may be the career for you!
In our Medical Office Administration degree program, you will earn an associate degree in Medical Office Administration and acquire the skills to work in a hospital, doctor’s office, clinic, and other healthcare facilities.
The WVJC Online Medical Office Administration program teaches students how to manage a medical or healthcare facility’s “front of house” operations. These responsibilities range from patient management, such as scheduling appointments and treatments, to administrative management, such as billing, coding, and maintaining patient records.
To discover how WVJC Online can help you take advantage of a growing healthcare field, call or request info today!
“All of the professors and faculty were extremely understanding and compassionate from enrollment through graduation.” – Steven Ferguson, WVJC Graduate
Online Medical Office Skills
Medical office administrators are responsible for managing the front desk operations of a doctor’s office, hospital, or other medical facilities so that physicians, nurses, and other medical staff can focus on the needs of patients.
Medical office administrators are trained professionals who are required to provide customer service as well as perform the following tasks:
- Perform basic coding
- Maintain electronic health records
- Handle billing
- Schedule appointments for patients
- Understand medical terms
- Work with medical records
- Transcribe a doctor’s notes
- Protect patient privacy
- Use computers and medical software to perform office tasks
Start your path to a career in medical office administration by requesting information today!
Student Support Services and Resources
WVJC Online helps you balance your studies with work and family responsibilities by allowing you to stay home and go to school. WVJC Online offers the following services:
- WE CARE
- Small school atmosphere
- Counseling resources
- Financial literacy exposure
- 24/7 tech support
- Mobile access to classes
- Interactive labs
- Career services
- Financial aid**
Start your path to becoming a medical office administrator by calling 877-25ONLINE or Requesting Information today!
*For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.
**For those who qualify.
Medical Office Externships and Certifications
At WVJC, we know your goal is to get into your dream career quickly. So we’ve designed our Medical Office Administration program to meet your career goals and the needs of West Virginia employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Medical Office Administration students, you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire Medical Office Administrators.
Our Medical Office Administration program prepares you to be career-ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams. These certifications can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist**
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist**
Medical Office Administrators are an important part of the healthcare team. They keep healthcare organizations running efficiently and smoothly so that patients have the best possible experience. Call WVJC today at 877-25ONLINE or Request Information to learn more about the program.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.
5 Step Plan For Success
West Virginia Junior College provides its students with a structured educational and training plan designed for quick entry into specific career areas. The WVJC experience begins with classroom instruction, continues with hands-on training, and culminates in career services.
Watch the video to understand how the WVJC 5 step plan is your plan to change the direction of your life.