Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants are responsible for the submitting and filling out accurate and updated medical documents such as patient records, insurance forms, and patient admission to the hospital and laboratory services. They also perform basic office functions, such as handling monetary forms, greeting visitors, and answering telephones and patient inquiries.

Most medical administrative assistants work in physician offices. Some work in private and public hospitals, specialty physician offices, and nursing homes. Medical administrative assistants work schedules vary from full-time to part-time evening or weekend work.

Medical Administrative Assistants Are:

  • Expected to perform both medical and typical office functions.
  • In demand and will grow from 2008-2018 by 36 percent.
  • Able to give patient instructions and provide them with comfort.
  • Likely to work in physician offices and public and private hospitals.
  • Provided on the job training.
  • Not required to complete formal training, but can complete formal programs

Formal training for medical administrative assistants is highly preferred and offered in many educational institutions, including community colleges and technical schools.

The increasing number of healthcare institutions, the demand for doctors to handle a larger patient population, and employee replacement contribute to the high demand for medical administrative assistants.

The job outlook for medical administrative assistants is expected increase by 34 percent within the next 10 years, faster than the average for other careers.

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