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Medical Office

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.

 

Medical Office Career Path Flow

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  • Medical Clerk, Receptionist
  • Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, and medical office visitors
  • $11.96
  • Less than one year training + Certificate
  • Medical Billing Clerk

     

    For additional information about this occupation visit www.qualityinfo.org and enter Medical Clerk and/or Medical Receptionist in the keyword, occupational search area.


  • Medical Billing Clerk
  • Process patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information
  • $12.46
  • Less than or up to 1 year training
  • Medical Records/Coder  Medical Secretary

     

    For additional information about this occupation visit www.qualityinfo.org and enter Medical Billing in the keyword, occupational search area.


  • Medical Records/Coder
  • Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients
  • $13.73
  • Less than or up to 1 year training + Certificate
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    For additional information about this occupation visit www.qualityinfo.org and Medical Records and/or Health Information Technician in the keyword, occupational search area.


  • Medical Secretary
  • Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures
  • $12.40
  • Associates Degree
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    For additional information about this occupation visit www.qualityinfo.org and enter Medical Secretary in the keyword, occupational search area.