Strive Towards your CMAA Certification with our Medical Office Assistant Program
Do you enjoy helping others in a fast-paced environment and providing amazing customer care? Are you looking to accelerate your career in the healthcare industry but don’t know where to begin? Look no further! Mildred Elley offers a certificate program that can prepare you to take the CMAA exam to become a certified medical office assistant.
Certified Medical Office Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who play a vital role in making a medical office, clinic or laboratory run smoothly. Allow your passion to shine through our medical office assistant classes as you work towards your CMAA certification! At Mildred Elley, we train our students in medical office assistant duties, including medical billing and coding, HIPAA regulations and much more. Once the medical office assistant training is successfully completed, we offer lifetime job placement assistance to ensure our students are set up for success in their career.
Becoming CMAA certified through Mildred Elley’s medical office assistant program could propel you forward in the healthcare industry and take your career to the next level!
The Future Looks Bright for Medical Office Assistant Jobs!
With recent advancements in technology, medical professionals are searching for certified administrative assistants to keep their clinics running efficiently! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of medical secretaries is estimated to grow 22% from 2016 to 2026 (1). This is much faster than the average for all occupations, creating a window of opportunity for entry-level employment in Medical Office Assistant jobs!
As a graduate of Mildred Elley’s medical office assistant program, you will be eligible to fill job positions such as medical administrative assistant, medical receptionist, and medical secretary. As the aging baby boomer population seeks out more medical services, physicians will look for medical secretaries to handle clerical tasks related to billing and insurance processing for their Medicare patients.
With our Medical Office Assistant Program located in Pittsfield, MA, there could be an abundance of job opportunities in the area! Massachusetts is one of the states with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in the medical secretary field, with an annual mean wage of a $43,450 (2). Receiving medical assistant office training can provide you with the opportunity to work for physicians or medical scientists in a variety of healthcare settings including:
- Laboratories (3)
Medical Office Assistant Classes to Help Prepare You for the CMAA Exam
Are you looking for a higher education experience that can set you up for success? Start with a medical administrative assistant course! Our courses at Mildred Elley will provide you with up to date training in medical office assistant duties and prepare you for the CMAA exam. The following classes are offered at Mildred Elley’s Pittsfield campus:
- Introduction to Biology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Principles of Digital Literacy
- Document Processing
- Word Processing and Presentation Applications
- Spreadsheet and Database Applications
- Principles of First Aid, CPR, and AED
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Office Management
These courses are important steps to start your path to becoming a Medical Office Assistant. At Mildred Elley, we include in our course catalog a suggested course sequence to optimize your learning potential during the program! As you go through these courses you will receive guidance from Mildred Elley’s experienced instructors and obtain the knowledge you need to prepare and be eligible for the CMAA exam.
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Our Course Objectives
At Mildred Elley, our goal is to ensure each student is well-rounded and prepared to take on any given task from patients and co-workers alike! We will teach you how to effectively communicate working in high-stress situations and provide amazing customer service. You will learn how to balance administrative responsibilities and how to assist co-workers to meet team goals. As you walk through our medical office assistant program, you will learn invaluable skills you can use daily as an entry-level medical office assistant.
Mildred Elley’s medical labs provide our students with the most real-world and technical learning environment. Our goal is to have our students well-prepared when they enter the workforce. If you pursue a career as a Medical Office Assistant, you may play a critical role in keeping a healthcare office run smoothly and effectively.
Here at Mildred Elley, we want you to have the skills to support you in your future endeavors. We educate our students in a variety of medical office assistant duties including but not limited to:
- Managing patient medical/health records
- Understanding of billing and coding
- Electronic patient entries
- Scheduling appointments
- Medical Terminology
- Proficiency in medical databases
- …And so much more!
Why You Should Study to Become a Medical Office Assistant at Mildred Elley
Our medical office assistant program at Mildred Elley’s Pittsfield campus will provide you with hands-on experience in our computer labs. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from our talented instructors who want to help you succeed!
We have created our medical office assistant program with flexible class schedules, allowing you as a student to learn on your time, not ours! Now you can work toward your goals in medical office administration while you enjoy other areas of your life. You do not have to sacrifice your personal commitments for a professional education! With our fast-paced study in medical office management and procedures, you could start and finish your medical office assistant training in under 12 months, allowing you to begin your career before you know it!
Our Medical Office Assistant Program Benefits Include…
- Financial Aid & Scholarships For Those Who Qualify
- Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
- Flexible School Schedule
- Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
- International Students Welcome
For a list of our program accreditations, please visit here.
Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
After graduating from Mildred Elley with a Medical Office Assistant Certificate, you can enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance. Our hopes are to see YOU pursue a rewarding career in the healthcare profession!
If you’re ready to start your career as a medical office assistant, CONTACT US now to begin your training!