Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series focuses on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At ACI Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in just four months, with the hands-on training, skills and credentials you’ll need for your new career.
In this blog post, we will be discussing the Medical Office Assistant position.
What Does A Medical Office Assistant Do?
Medical Office Assistants are responsible for ensuring that the medical office runs smoothly by performing basic office duties. The Medical Office Assistant also welcomes patients as they enter the office and takes down their information. Some of their everyday tasks include:
- Transcribing patient records and letters
- Billing patients
- Scheduling appointments
- Filing claims with insurance companies
- Gathering medical records and charts
- Answering the phone
- Updating patient records
In order to become an Office Assistant, individuals will need a high school diploma or equivalent General Educational Development tests. To become certified as a Medical Office Assistant, you will need to complete the CMAA certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This shows that you are familiar with the following:
- Medical office procedures and administration
- Preparing and distributing bills, insurance, and accounting
- Medical software programs
- Risk management and audits
- Medical ethics & more
The Job Outlook for Medical Office Assistants
The job outlook for medical office assistants is positive. The overall expected growth for this position is high, with the demand predicted to increase 10% by 2029 according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is mainly because of the increasing need for elderly care. Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in this field are at a high advantage.
What is The Average Salary For Medical Office Assistants?
According to Salary.com, as of March 2021, the average salary for medical office assistants in the United States is $37,403.
Interested in Medical Office Assistant Training in New Jersey?
By completing our Medical & Dental Administrative Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a Certified Medical Office Assistant in just four months.