A medical office career offers several professional opportunities from becoming a medical clerk or receptionist to being a medical secretary. Work in this field varies by the size of the medical practice, as well as a healthcare organization’s management structure. Some office workers become administrative specialists and supervise a specific practice area or department while others become generalists responsible for scheduling, billing and other administrative activities. A medical office career requires interaction with a variety of people in a professional office environment.
Employers value candidates with good computer and organizational skills, solid communication skills and excellent people skills.