Through the University of Central Missouri's Medical Office Assistant with ICD-10 certificate programs, students learn the skills they need for employment in entry-level medical office positions including jobs with insurance billing responsibilities. The course includes how to effectively work in administrative medical office roles and prepares students to work in a variety of medical office environments. The need for medical office assistants is growing with job demand over the next five years projected at 2,762. Median pay for this position is $32,480, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.
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|210 hours||18 years old or older; high-school diploma, GED or currently enrolled in GED; basic use of computers; access to a computer with Internet at home or another access point on regular basis|
The comprehensive course prepares students to be successful in a busy medical office while also including general skills vital for any work environment. Medical office assistants perform a variety of duties that are critical to running a medical office/organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for the office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information.