Medical Administrative Assistant Job Description

A medical office is a challenging environment. A receptionist or administrative assistant needs to have excellent interpersonal skills, computer skills and knowledge of medical record-keeping and terminology.

The following are just a few of the titles that a trained medical administrative assistant might hold:

  • Health unit coordinator
  • Hospital admissions coordinator
  • Medical records administrator
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical administrative assistant
  • Medical billing specialist
  • Medical office manager
  • Patient relations representative

A day in the life of a Medical Administrative Assistant

Wondering what life is like for a medical administrative assistant? That partly depends on the position, but here are some common duties:

  • Receiving and scheduling patients
  • Processing medical records
  • Managing telephone and written communications
  • Processing insurance claims
  • Transcribing medical documents and reports
  • Preparing patient accounts records
  • Preparing employee payroll records
  • Monitoring supplies and equipment

Preparing for a career as a medical administrative assistant

Although some employers will hire job candidates with general office skills, many require applicants to have experience or training specifically for the medical office. Globe University offers two medical administrative assistant programs—a 12-month diploma, and 18-month associate degree.

Have questions about our Medical Administrative Assistant Job Description ?

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