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Medical administrators are an essential part of a healthcare facility and they are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical administration jobs are expected to grow up to 44% between 2010 and 2020.
Medical office administrators man the front desk by answering phones and scheduling appointments, but they do a lot of behind the scenes work, too. Medical office administrators are responsible for updating and organizing medical records. They are the ones who verify patient insurance, and often, they complete and submit insurance claims.
Although there is no specific degree required to become a medical office administrator, there are some qualifications. Administrators must be familiar with medical terminology and coding. It is essential that medical office administrators are proficient with spreadsheets and word processing software. In fact, a general understanding of technology and ease with adapting to new technological advances is a huge plus, as most healthcare facilities are constantly updating their equipment.
Most medical office administrators learn on the job. However, if you want to get a head start on qualifying for medical administrative jobs, you can seek out certification programs or an associate’s degree.
If you’re ready to begin your career in medical office administration, visit ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs to start applying. You’ll find open medical administrative positions in every state and at every level. Advance your career today!