Medical Administrative Assistant

Are you interested in the administrative side of healthcare and don’t necessarily want to do hands-on care? A career as a medical administrative assistant gives you the opportunity to help people and enter a high-demand profession—no direct patient treatment required.

What’s a medical administrative assistant? Medical Administrative Assistants work with patients and healthcare providers to conduct a variety of administrative procedures, including scheduling appointments, electronic medical coding, filing insurance claims, maintaining records, as well as accounting and billing. 

In our part-time, hybrid program, you’ll learn all of the skills you need to get an administrative health care position. You’ll gain experience in medical coding, maintaining patient charts, arranging appointments and hospital admissions, and the ins-and-outs of health insurance forms. 

Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

Clinical placement: Complete an internship in a real-world healthcare setting. 

Want more information? Get the Medical Administrative Assistant Program Flyer and the Medical Administrative Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Medical Administrative Assistant program have gone on to these jobs:

  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Patient Intake Receptionist
  • Unit Secretary
  • Surgical/Procedural Scheduler
  • Insurance Verification Specialist
  • Medical Scribe

Graduates of the program can go on to a variety of medical administrative roles for medical offices, hospitals, nursing facilities, public health departments and more. 

Business & Office Professionals
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
5 Months
Full-time program length
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

BTE 166 Business Editing Skills

Provides proofreading techniques and reviews spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word processing formats on various types of business documents and worksheets.

Start Date: 10/28/2020
CIS 118 Intro to PC Applications

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet.

Start Date: 11/16/2020
CIS 140 Microsoft Outlook

Introduces the functions used in Microsoft Outlook including e-mail messages, calendar, contacts, tasks, journals, and notes

Start Date: 12/09/2020
HPR 106 Law & Ethics for Health Professions

Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

Start Date: 10/14/2020
HPR 139 Medical Terminology

Discusses the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining prefixes, roots and suffixes. This class includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation and spelling of terms used in the healthcare setting.

Start Date: 09/16/2020
HPR 208 Medical Record Terminology

Demonstrates knowledge of medical terminology with emphasis on combining complex prefixes, roots and suffixes. Course includes pathophysiology for major body systems. Course includes terms related to diagnostic tools per body system, as well as commonly used medical abbreviations. Course applies medical terminology knowledge in interpreting the medical record.

Start Date: 09/30/2020
MAP 110 Medical Office Administration

Introduces the adminstrative duties specifically used in medical offices.

Start Date: 08/18/2020

“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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