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Multiple Pathways

Medical Office Administration
Online College Programs

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CLASSES START
May 6th

8-20 Mo.

Program Length

24-60

Credits

Online

Format

CMAA

Exam Prep

Multiple Pathways

Medical Office Administration
Online College Programs

Your new career in healthcare IS possible

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 45 approved credits
FormatComplete classes 100% online with either a capstone course or in-person internship
CertificationCertified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam prep – we pay for your first attempt!
QuickPathsDegree pathways to continue advancing your career, including health scienceshealthcare administration and health information management
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Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2023 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2023 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Medical Office Administration

Choose Your Pathway in Medical Office Administration

Medical office administration options include diploma and associate degree programs which prepare you for a career as a medical office and administrative assistant.

Our online programs provide fundamental knowledge and skills in medical terminology, patient privacy, administrative skills for the medical office, insurance claims, processing, and adjudication, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

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Pathways

Follow your career pathway with Herzing

Diploma in Medical Office Administration Program
  • Program length: 8 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned: Diploma in Medical Office Administration
Associate Degree in Medical Office Administration Program
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Classes: View the curriculum
  • Credential earned: Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration

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Careers

Career possibilities in medical office administration

There are many opportunities available for those interested in pursuing a professional credential in medical administration. Since any medical office requires clerical support as part of the job description, office administration careers exist at doctor’s offices, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare offices.

Examples of jobs in medical office administration for Herzing University graduates include:

  • Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Clerk

Job outlook

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of medical secretaries is expected to increase 7% from 2022-2032, much faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.*

It’s an excellent time to begin working towards the education you need to compete for jobs in a rapidly growing career field.

Graduates of Herzing University's online Medical Office Administration programs will also have knowledge of medical billing and reimbursement (including Medicare and Medicaid) and will be able to perform some of those duties as well. Continue to earn experience, advance your education and build a foundation for a long career in healthcare.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! There are many benefits to working in medical office administration, including the ability to build your skills in a growing field and open opportunities to propel your career to the next level.

With Herzing University you have a lifelong learning partner who strives to empower you to become possible.

Earning a degree isn’t always required to become a medical office administrator (or administrative assistant), although applicants holding an associate degree may have an edge over those with only a certificate or no formal training at all.

Herzing’s diploma program in medical office administration, typically completed in as little as 1 year, is built to help you get the education you need to earn your first professional job in medical office administration.

Becoming certified isn’t always required by employers, but our goal is to empower you to become as employable as possible and thrive in your new career. Earning certification can help you earn the job you really want.

The Herzing medical office administration program curriculum includes preparation for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)—and Herzing pays for your first attempt! Becoming a CMAA gives you the professional credentials many healthcare employers are searching for.

All students enrolled in the Medical Office Administration program are required to sit for the CMAA certification exam.

If you like people and are detail oriented, medical office administration could be a great career field. A career as a medical office administrator could be right for you, if you:

  • Enjoy helping others
  • Like working in an office setting
  • Are compassionate and supportive
  • Enjoy working with paperwork and on a computer
  • Work equally well alone or as part of a group
  • Like clear guidelines
  • Appreciate a common-sense approach to problems
  • Have good people and communication skills

Medical assistants typically have a greater role in patient care, and may perform tasks like taking vital signs, providing injections or medications or aiding in patient exams.

Medical office/administrative assistants practice in a clerical role rather than in direct patient care, responsible for organizing patient records, scheduling appointments, answering phones or filing paperwork.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical secretaries (also regarded as “administrative assistants”) earn an average salary of $41,260 per year—$19.84 per hour.*

The BLS projects a 7% increase in employment from 2022-2032.

How much you can expect to make will depend largely on the precise responsibilities of the job, your level of education & experience, and the state in which you work. Because of the many duties, responsibilities and job titles in this field, pay can vary widely.

Specific roles and responsibilities will vary by position. Medical office administrators and assistants typically perform a variety of clerical duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, processing & organizing patient records, bookkeeping & accounting tasks, and other customer support.

Work environment

Jobs in medical administration are most often found in an office environment within a healthcare facility. A typical work week for full-time employees is 40 hours, Monday–Friday with the possibility of paid overtime, depending on the employer.  Employers may additionally offer benefit packages which may include health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan such as profit-sharing or 401(k). Some employers also have part-time opportunities available.

Medical assistants can hold a variety of titles, roles and responsibilities based on the employer. There are two broad types of medical assistants:

  • Clinical medical assistants. These medical assistants focus on patient care, including taking vital signs, drawing blood, visual/hearing tests, preparing exam rooms for procedures, communicating with physicians, and much more. Our medical assisting program is designed for students seeking these kinds of roles working directly in patient care.
  • Administrative medical assistants. Sometimes referred to as “front office medical assistants,” administrative assistants handle scheduling, patient records, insurance claims and additional accounting/billing tasks to help the delivery of healthcare run smoothly. These types of medical assistants can specialize their education in a medical office administration program.

Experienced medical assistants, particularly on the clinical side, may specialize in a certain type of care or age group, such as pediatrics, obstetrics, cardiology, orthopedics, or many others.

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Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2022 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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