Medical Office Administration


Do you have an interest in business and healthcare? A career in medical office administration may be the perfect career for you.

The booming field of healthcare is no longer just for doctors and nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was the only major industry that has continued to add all types of jobs during the recent economic downturn.

Continued growth

Employment is projected to grow the fastest in doctors’ offices and in-home healthcare agencies. In addition, demand in medical group practice management will grow as these organizations become larger and more complex. Opportunities will be best for those who have an understanding of medical terminology and protocols. A medical office administration degree will increase the potential for career opportunities.

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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
  • Trust facts
  • Have good people and communication skill
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Jobs in Medical Office Administration

There are many opportunities available for those interested in pursuing a medical administration degree. Since any medical ofice provider requires clerical support, healthcare administration careers exist at any doctor office, hospital, clinic, long-term care facility, and any other healthcare office. Examples of career paths for Herzing University graduates include:

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

Graduates of Herzing University's Medical Office Administration programs will also have knowledge of medical billing and reimbursement (including Medicare and Medicaid) and will be able to perform those duties as well.

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.  A comprehensive benefit package is often included with health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan such as profit-sharing or 401(k). Some employers also have part-time opportunities available.

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Medical Office Administration Program Curriculum

Herzing University's degree program offers a coordinated approach to Medical Office Administration that features three levels of education. Each program lays the foundation for the next. Diploma graduates can seamlessly enter the associate degree program. Associate degree graduates can easily move on into the bachelor’s healthcare management degree program. This allows our students to work in career-level jobs throughout most of their post-secondary studies.


Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Administration

The program expands what is learned in the diploma level with the general education courses required for an associate degree. It offers more career flexibility and provides the foundation needed for those who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at any point in their careers.  View Program Course Sheet


Diploma in Medical Office Administration

Students in this program gain the basics needed for career employment. They achieve the required computer skill level as well as learn medical terminology and medical billing procedures. Graduates are fully prepared to work as an entry-level healthcare administrator in a private practice or public facility setting.  View Program Course Sheet


*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location.


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After graduating with my associate’s degree in medical office administration, I received several job offers. However, I decided to pursue a different passion and continue my education at Herzing with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Today, I’m the owner of Daden Investigative Services in St. Louis, where I work as a licensed private investigator. Thank you, Herzing, for helping me jumpstart my career!