September 25, 2018

Career Overview: Medical Administrative Assistant

By B&SC Blog Team

Career Overview: Medical Administrative Assistant

If you are looking for a career that includes a wide range of duties, a medical administrative assistant degree is a great choice.

What is a medical administrative assistant?

A medical administrative assistant is a person who handles the clerical duties in a doctor’s office. The list of tasks they perform each day are widespread and may change according to the type of doctor they work for. Medical administrative assistants do patient intake, schedule appointments, basic office paperwork, organize files and may even expand into billing and coding with the right training and certification

Students at Bryant & Stratton attend a type of billing bootcamp at the end of their degree program to prepare for the medical and billing specialist exam. The best part is, the entire expense is covered by the university. If students pass, they will be certified as medical and billing specialists and will be able to earn more money on their first job with that certification and their associate’s degree.

Medical administrative assistant pay per hour

The wage per hour that administrative medical assistants can expect is very good. Here are the basic facts for medical administrative assistants, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (for 2015, the last available data)

Median Pay:

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