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Medical Secretary Certificate Program with Typing Component

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Description

Career Opportunities

This program provides educational opportunities for those interested in working as a medical secretary in single or multi-physician practices or large healthcare and allied health organizations. In addition to administrative skills, medical secretary students receive specialized training in medical terminology, anatomy, medical transcription, medical billing and word processing.

Medical secretary is one of the fastest growing occupations. Career opportunities are best for those with formal training in the use of computerized office equipment and software as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Job titles can vary; however, jobs are plentiful. A medical secretary can find employment under the following titles medical secretary, medical transcriptionist, medical records secretary, rehabilitation specialist assistant, rehabilitation secretary, medical office receptionist, insurance specialist, medical voucher clerk, underwriting clerk, clinic clerk, admissions clerk and hospital clerk.

Salary

Individual salary amounts differ. But, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical secretaries earned a median annual salary of $23,430 in 2000. The middle 50% earned between $19,530 and $28,120. The lowest 10% earned less than $16,510, and the highest 10% earned more than $34,510.

Medical Secretary Curriculum

In order to obtain a Certificate of Completion you must successfully complete the five courses listed on this page. For more details about this entire certificate program and requirements you should click on each of the courses listed on this page and print out the entire course description.

Students have up to 6 months to complete this program.


Outcomes

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Assessment

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course quick facts
course code DED2900-B
cost $1228.00
estimated time to
complete course
172 Hours
course materials
available
6 Months
instructor

Jari Davis is the primary course author, and has developed an interactive online Medical Secretary Certificate Program, which information is presented, digested, and integrated into quiz formats, leading the student through very complex legal material in a rapid and easy fashion.

testimonials

"I love the class, it helped a great deal with the things I need to know to get a better job. It was more than I was hoping for." - Margaret Howe