The Medical Administrative Assistant Program will be held online through Coastal Bend College beginning August 17. The cost of the program is $936 plus textbooks.
The Texas Workforce Commission projects a 29% increase in employment in Texas by 2028.
Medical administrative assistants are responsible for managing the front desk operations of a hospital, physician’s office, or other medical facility so that doctors and other medical staff are free to provide the highest level of care to patients. In large facilities, administrative medical assistants work as part of a team, and are often responsible for managing multiple tasks in a high-pace work environment. They perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include:
- Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
- Operate office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
- Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
- Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.