Be part of a medical team!
Medical office administrators are the members of a medical team who make healthcare facilities run smoothly for doctors and patients. If you want to help healthcare organizations become more efficient, then a career in medical office administration could be an excellent option for you!
In our Medical Office Administration degree program, you will earn an associate degree in Medical Office Administration and acquire the skills to work in a hospital, doctor’s office, clinic, and other healthcare facilities.
Whether you’re interested in our Bridgeport or Charleston campus, we can prepare you for a vital career. For thorough medical office and billing training that can help you stand out to employers, choose WVJC!
5 Step Plan For Success
West Virginia Junior College provides its students with a structured educational and training plan designed for quick entry into specific career areas. The WVJC experience begins with classroom instruction, continues with hands-on training, and culminates in career services.
Watch the video to understand how the WVJC 5 step plan is your plan to change the direction of your life.
“I love how small the classes are, and every instructor I had was the best. They were all so kind, supportive, and helpful.”
– Alexis Brockleman, WVJC Student
What You’ll Learn in Medical Office Administration School
WVJC’s Medical Office Administration degree program is designed to teach you practical skills that you will use in your future career.
This means that we don’t require you to pay for extra courses that don’t have applications to your chosen career path, saving you money and time.
In our medical office administration courses, you will learn how to:
- Perform basic coding
- Maintain electronic health records
- Handle billing
- Schedule appointments for patients
- Understand medical terms
- Work with medical records
- Transcribe (write out) a doctor’s notes
- Protect patient privacy using up-to-date HIPAA Regulations
- Recognize standards set forth by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- Use computers and medical software to perform office tasks
One aspect that sets our program apart from those offered at other medical office administration schools is our inclusion of medical billing and insurance courses.
Take the first step and learn more today about medical office administration classes through WVJC!
Applying Your Degree
Our approach has always been to provide our students with a quality education that can serve as a basis for whatever career path they choose. We follow this same approach with our WVJC medical office training, teaching you critical skills that will prepare you for essential roles in your career.
With your associate degree in Medical Office Administration from WVJC, you could potentially have career opportunities where you go on to:
- Manage a doctor’s office
- Work with insurance companies
- Work at the admissions desk of a hospital
- Work as a doctor’s secretary
- Work as an administrative assistant in any office
From our program structure to our career management services, we are here to help you obtain your Medical Office Administration degree and start working toward your dream career.
At WVJC, we know your goal is to start your career quickly. With this in mind, we’ve designed our Medical Office Administration program at Bridgeport and Charleston, WV, to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. In addition, experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Medical Office Administration program students, you will complete an externship as part of your medical office training. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world to real-world situations. This experience is invaluable and will enable you to showcase your skills to employers who hire medical office administrators.
About Our Medical Office Administration Program
Not only do our medical office administration courses prepare you to be job-ready, but they’re also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant*
- Certified Billing and Coding Specialist**
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist**
Medical office administrators are an important part of a healthcare office’s team. If this sounds like the program you’ve been looking for, call WVJC today or request information.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.