A Look at the Medical Administrative Assistant Career Field

A medical administrative assistant is a job description that is different from a medical assistant. While medical assistants, certified medical assistants and registered medical assistants perform clinical hands-on duties in treatment areas most often an administrative professional stays in the office. There are many different tasks that can be done by an administrative assistant, once called the medical secretary. However there is specialized education required before you will be qualified to work in the office of a physician or hospital.

You will most likely need to attend a two-year college (although your program may not take that long) or a vocational school. High school students have the advantage of taking their vocational training to become a medical secretary while they are still in school. If you are an adult who wants a new career, you might want to check with a vocational school as well as a two-year college because some of these institutions have flexible adult education programs in many different areas of study. For example you can take your courses in the evening if you work during the day.

There are many different aspects of being a successful administrative professional in a medical office. You will be called upon to answer telephones, schedule appointments, record patient data, file various documents, perform medical transcription and billing, and much more. These are specialized skills that must be learned in school and via hands-on training before you will be qualified to do them. Medical office assistants, as they are sometimes called, stay busy all day with a wide variety of clerical duties.

Getting your medical administrative assistant training is one of the best things you'll ever do, especially if you've always wanted to work in a medical setting but don't care for the more graphic parts of nursing. For example, if you are needle phobic or faint at the sight of blood you are better off as a medical administrative assistant. As far as the spreading of germs, these assistants usually work behind glass to prevent this from occurring as much as possible. It is important in this field to practice regular handwashing and/or use a hand sanitizing product on a regular basis throughout the day, even if you have limited exposure to the patients.

 



 

Medical Assistant School News:

 

Middletown-Based Community Health Center Starts Own Medical Assistant School - Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant

Middletown-Based Community Health Center Starts Own Medical Assistant School
Hartford Courant
The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement started last year with students in Connecticut and Colorado as a pilot group taking a seven-month program that intertwines the classroom and clinical components of traditional medical assistant .

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Medical assistant program expands to state; church plans annual flea market, sale; Jewish festival set in Guilford . - Middletown Press

Medical assistant program expands to state; church plans annual flea market, sale; Jewish festival set in Guilford .
Middletown Press
MIDDLETOWN >> The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), a national training program designed for the team-based model of healthcare by leading primary care organizations, has received Office of Higher Education authorization .

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Jail medical assistant accused of having sex with inmate at Fult . - CBS46 News Atlanta

CBS46 News Atlanta

Jail medical assistant accused of having sex with inmate at Fult .
CBS46 News Atlanta
A medical assistant was arrested after being accused of having sex with an inmate at the Fulton County Jail.

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Why so many urgent care centers? - Meriden Record-Journal

Meriden Record-Journal

Why so many urgent care centers?
Meriden Record-Journal
Alexis Toogood, medical assistant, checks the pulse of patient Elizabeth Serrano-Estrada at Velocity Urgent Care on Queen Street in Southington, Friday, August 18, 2017. | Dave Zajac, Record-Journal .

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What's new on the Yavapai College campus' - The Daily Courier

The Daily Courier

What's new on the Yavapai College campus'
The Daily Courier
Once the semester begins, YC students will be using new fully-equipped medical assistant exam rooms, a phlebotomy blood draw lab, hospital rooms and classrooms. About 10,000 square feet of space was built to accommodate these programs. A second .

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Students complete Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Students complete Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
Pictured are this year's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) students. From left are Sierra Miller, Julie Frazee, Stephanie Norris, and Taylor Ashby. Standing: instructor Brigette Friend, Jordan Henson, Diana Mayne, Chastity Beckman, and .

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Dearborn doctor, medical assistant face felony charges for overprescribing opioids - Dearborn Press and Guide

Dearborn Press and Guide

Dearborn doctor, medical assistant face felony charges for overprescribing opioids
Dearborn Press and Guide
A Dearborn doctor and his office manager are facing felony charges for allegedly overprescribing opioids and other controlled substances. Dearborn doctor Mohammad Derani and employee Zahra Alwajed, 28, were arraigned Friday morning before Judge .
Doctor and medical assistant charged with illegally prescribing opioids and other drugsWILX-TV
Doctor, Assistant Charged After Raid On Dearborn 'Pill Mill'CBS Detroit
Mich. Doctor Charged With Prescribing Unnecessary OpioidsLaw360 (subscription)

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New medical clinic coming to town - Creswell Chronicle

New medical clinic coming to town
Creswell Chronicle
The clinic is hoping to hire locally, and are expecting to eventually hire for their front desk reception, billing and a medical assistant. Cox said the clinic plans to hire four to six people. The Chronicle will report more details on Camas Swale .

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Former medical assistant charged in prescription forgeries - The News Journal

The News Journal

Former medical assistant charged in prescription forgeries
The News Journal
A former medical assistant is believed to have provided forged prescriptions for controlled substances to multiple people, according to Delaware State Police. The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected, state police said. Annette Scott .
Former assistant charged with stealing prescription pad from Wilmington doctor's office, forging prescriptionsWDEL 1150AM

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New medical assistant apprenticeship comes to Montezuma County - The Durango Herald

The Durango Herald

New medical assistant apprenticeship comes to Montezuma County
The Durango Herald
The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center has begun offering a new path for area students to become registered medical assistants. On July 20, the group announced that a medical assistant apprenticeship program had received approval .

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