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Medical Administrative Assistant Overview

Health care is a growing industry that offers many opportunities to well-trained individuals. More than 5.6 million health care jobs are expected to open up between now and 2020, according to a recent study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and Workforce.* Not all of these jobs will be for doctors and nurses. Many support personnel will be needed, too, including medical administrative assistants.

Medical administrative assistants are, in some ways, similar to the administrative assistants you find in traditional business offices. Medical administrative assistants man the front desk. They take phone calls. They prepare and respond to various communications, including emails. And they manage files and office supplies.

But because they're working in the health care field, medical administrative assistants also need specialized knowledge about the type of practice in which they work. They also need to understand the intricacies of America's health insurance system as they are often responsible for processing patient insurance and Medicare claims.

In short, medical administrative assistants are essential to the running of an efficient and profitable medical practice.

Everest's Medical Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare you for entry-level positions as a medical administrative assistant in a variety of health care settings. In this program, you'll learn various administrative procedures, including:

  • Patient processing and accessing
  • Processing medical insurance claims
  • Bill collections
  • General office procedures used in various medical offices

Want to know more about Everest's Medical Administrative Assistant program? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.

* Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/21/health-care-job-creation_n_1613479.html

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