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Anyone with an interest in administrative work and the healthcare industry, specifically in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or physician’s offices, should look into becoming a clinical medical office specialist. Here at the National Career Institute, we offer students a comprehensive clinical medical office specialist program that will prepare them for many different career opportunities following graduation. You can also acquire additional credential by challenging the national certification exams and become Certified Medical Administrative Assistant and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist.
Becoming a Clinical Medical Office Specialist
If you’re considering a career as a clinical medical office specialist, it helps to have certain traits: an attention to detail, organizational skills and people skills, and a general interest in the medical field.
A clinical medical office specialist is often responsible for various administrative and patient-care tasks, including the following:
- Greeting patients.
- Scheduling and keeping track of patient appointments.
- Ensuring that all patient documents are properly filed, organized and updated.
- Processing billing.
- Processing prescription orders and refills.
- Completing and submitting patient insurance forms.
- Handling incoming telephone calls, e-mails and mail.
- Speaking to patients about their lab and test results.
- Assisting lab technicians when needed.
- Assisting in patient treatment when needed.
These are just some of the tasks that a clinical medical office specialist might be responsible for depending on their position. Completing our clinical medical office specialist program will help prepare students to be able to perform these tasks following graduation.
Our Clinical Medical Office Specialist Program
Students who enroll in our clinical medical office specialist program will learn the skills needed to become an effective medical office specialist. Because the job focuses primarily on administrative skills, much of the coursework revolves around the following:
- Basic keyboarding and computer skills
- Computerized billing and coding
- Insurance claim filing
- Front office topics and skill competencies
- Medical record filing and organizing
- Management skills
- Client service skills
- Legal and ethical issues
- Communication transcription skills
Students will be required to complete 560 hours in order to graduate the program. Students who complete the program will have the necessary knowledge in clinical theory and the medical office management skills that they need in order to succeed as a clinical medical office specialist.
Clinical Medical Office Specialist Career Opportunities
Because there’s a need for clinical medical office specialists in almost every healthcare environment, finding employment following completion of our program isn’t difficult for most graduates. Students often find work in physician’s offices, hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, public health agencies, chiropractic practices, rehabilitation centers and more.
Students can look forward to steady job growth as well. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, medical assistant jobs throughout the industry are expected to experience a 23 percent growth rate over the course of a 10-year period, from 2014 to 2024. This is much faster than the average job growth rate.
There are a lot of job opportunities for individuals who decide to pursue a career as a clinical medical office specialist. For information about enrolling in our clinical medical office specialist program, contact us at the National Career Institute today.