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 have a positive impact on people’s lives, medical office administration may be the career 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 Morgantown, Bridgeport, or Charleston campus we can prepare you for a vital career. For thorough medical office manager training that can help you stand out to employers, choose WVJC!
“I’m not a number. I’m a student. My teachers know me by name. I’m getting a quality education and don’t feel so alone. It changed my outlook on college from terrifying to a more comfortable feeling. I found that I could get a quality education without having years of hassle.”
– Shasta Strader, 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
- Use computers and medical software to perform office tasks
One aspect that sets our program apart from those offered at some other medical office administration schools is our inclusion of medical billing and insurance courses.
This medical billing and insurance training will help you stand out among other job applicants after graduation.
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 a set of key skills that will prepare you for essential roles in your career.
With your associate degree in Medical Office Administration from WVJC, you could 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 kind of office
From our program structure to our career management services, we are there to help you obtain your Medical Office Administration degree and start working toward your dream career.
At WVJC, we know your goal is to get started on your dream career fast. With this in mind, we’ve designed our Medical Office Administration program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. 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 manager 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 also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area 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, and we’re excited to give you the opportunity to pursue the career. To learn more about our medical office manager training program, 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.