Clinical Office Assistant
As a Clinical Office Assistant you'll be responsible for interacting with patients, maintaining case files, scheduling appointments, and other tasks related to the efficient dispensation of medical care in an office setting. This article discusses some of the skills you can expect to gain from a diploma program in clinical office assistance.
The Clinical Office Assistant program at Miller-Motte provides training for an entry-level career as a member of the healthcare team and emphasizes back-office clinical skills. Graduates may pursue career opportunities in the growing healthcare industry in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, and other medical facilities as medical office support personnel, medical clinical assistants, and laboratory assistants. Or, graduates may elect to continue their education to earn the Medical Assisting associate degree that will expand their skills to include front-office and administrative responsibilities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), office assistant jobs in general are on the decline, but this should be offset by the fact that the health care field is experiencing rapid growth and all health related job opportunities are on the upswing. A scan of employment websites with job opportunities in the clinical office field shows that entry-level employment for clinical office assistants start at about $9 per hour.
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