Thinking about medical career without the medical degree? Want to help patients, but not ready to become a physician, nurse, or lab tech? Bryant & Stratton offers a solution that will help you chart your course, giving you the training to become part of the healthcare solution on the business side: our Medical Office Assistant (MOA) diploma.
The Medical Office Assistant diploma program from Bryant & Stratton College establishes a key stepping-stone for students to pursue a career in the medical field as administrators, records keepers, front desk specialists, and more. Graduates of this diploma program qualify for numerous entry-level positions in the healthcare field.
Students will be prepared for roles in hospitals, private practices, nursing homes, and long-term-care facilities, and even with insurance providers. The Medical Office Assistant diploma program specifically focuses on front-office and other administrative positions in healthcare. Students will be capable of effectively operating within healthcare systems and processes and performing various managerial tasks. Scheduling appointments, handling records, and maintaining the front office are just a few examples of back-office work that needs to happen to help operations run smoothly. Positions include, but are not limited to, medical secretary and medical assistant positions, based on courses that focus on the medical expertise utilized in these demanding roles.
The Medical Office Assistant diploma program will provide students with the ability to:
- Practice professional, interpersonal relations within the patient/client relationship using knowledge of medical and legal ethics.
- Apply record management and scheduling skills to the level of healthcare industry standards.
- Perform diverse tasks and responsibilities, including organizational and clerical duties within a healthcare setting.
- Apply coding, billing, records management, transcription, and scheduling comprehension to administrative healthcare industry standards.
- Ensure confidentiality and fulfill HIPAA standards for the creation, distribution, and release of medical information.
Credits earned can be transferred to a corresponding medical degree program at Bryant & Stratton College. Students may transfer credits to the Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Reimbursement and Coding associate degree programs, and even the Health Services Administration bachelor’s degree program.