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Medical Administrative Assistant
Field Description: Medical Administrative Assistants are trained in various
medical office practices to keep the medical office running smoothly. Duties may
include booking appointments, accessing patient information, maintaining medical
records, invoicing, initiating insurance claims, handling correspondence and
following up on accounts receivable and payable.
Computer skills required. Familiarity with a medical billing software program is
desirable. Employment outlook-above average employment growth in the
healthcare industry should lead to faster than average growth in this field. The
middle 50 % of Medical secretarial personnel in May 2008 earned between
$24,530 and $36,090.
NOTE: Information regarding employment outlook and potential salary
ranges come from the US Department of Labor and other governmental
In today’s fluctuating employment market in local and regional areas,
individuals are encouraged to check salary ranges and employment
opportunities in the geographical area in which they plan to seek employment.
For orientation and registration information for this program go back
to the Vocational Education page and click on the link for the orientation