Over the next several years, careers in the medical field are expected to grow at an astronomical rate. A degree or certificate in Medical Office Technology will provide you with a solid skills set to become a vital part of a medical office team anywhere in the country. Your desire to help others paired with your exceptional organizational skills will make you a hot commodity in this expanding field.
You might choose this career area if you are interested in helping others by assisting with clinical and administrative functions in the health care system. Depending on your area of focus, you will perform administrative duties, including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes, and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician, including taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Your natural ability to put patients at their ease, combined with your careful attention to detail and ability to get along with all kinds of people, will make you a valuable asset to any medical team.
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The PPCC Medical Office Technology Program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree that provides training for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant. In addition, there are five Certificate options in specialized areas of medical office technology, including Clinical Office Assistant, Medical Coding Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Transcriptionist, and Phlebotomy.
Career Path Notes
You can earn a Certificate in one or more areas, depending on your interests and career goals, and continue on to earn your AAS degree.