Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management - Online

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  • Objectives
    At the center of every busy medical office is a team of trained professionals who works with patient records, medical documents, and other medical office matters. The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management program is designed to prepare you to be well positioned for a career as part of this expert team, a career field that offers a promising outlook over the next several years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts faster-than-average growth for medical office managers through 2016.
  • Course description
     Program Highlights

    In the medical office management program, you will enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning while developing important career skills. Through your coursework you study to:

        * Acquire the communication, clinical, and organizational skills required to provide outstanding patient care
        * Manage medical and financial records, including processing medical insurance, coding, and billing
        * Schedule appointments and manage day-to-day office operations

    Gain Real-World Experience

    The medical office management program is offered online and at our Davenport, IA, campus. Prior to graduation, you will be required to complete an externship at a real-world health care facility to gain the valuable on-the-job experience many employers demand.

     Prepare for Certification

    Certification is an important qualification often required by employers. When you graduate from this program you will be eligible to pursue medical office management certifications, such as the Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) examination given by the American Medical Technologists.
    What Are the Career Opportunities?

    An Associate of Applied Science in Medical Office Management degree is designed to qualify you for the position of medical administrative specialist, which includes medical records management, insurance processing, coding and billing, management of practice finances, information processing, and fundamental office management tasks. Career opportunities for medical office managers exist in doctors' offices, medical facilities, hospitals, insurance offices, pharmaceutical companies, and labs.

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