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Medical Office Assistant

This career-focused course is designed to help students gain vital information about the important work of today's medical office assistant.

Beginning with basic medical terminology, the course then covers managerial and administrative tasks and ends with a module on assisting with basic medical procedures.

The purpose of Stratford's Medical Office Assistant course is to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to this important career field as a means to prepare them in taking that first step toward employment in this field.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for a medical assistant is $35,850. The number of medical assistant jobs is projected to increase by 19% through 2029, which is much faster than average.*

A medical assistant salary can vary depending on the place of employment, educational attainment, and the specific duties performed.
Medical Terminology
Basic Word Structure
Suffixes and Prefixes
Organization of the Body
Body Systems
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Common Abbreviations and Symbols

An Introduction to Medical Office Assisting
A Brief History of Medicine
Allied Health Professionals
Clinical Essentials
Professional Traits and Qualities
Medical Law and Medical Ethics
Legal Documents and HIPAA
General Ethical Considerations
Daily Duties and Receptionist Duties
Managing the Workday
Telephone Guidelines and Written Communication
Handling the Office Mail

Managerial and Clerical Tasks and Duties
Appointments and Reports
Recording Patient Information
Managing Various Scheduling Situations
The Researching of Medical Information
Preparing and Editing a Manuscript
Compiling a Medical Record
Types of Medical Records
Prescription Medication Documentation
Financial Transactions and Recording
Health Insurance Coverage
Records Management and Filing Procedures
Managing the Financial Aspects of a Medical Office
Maintaining Office Security
Payroll Management

Assisting With Medical Procedures
Patient Preparation for the Medical Examination
Pre-examination Duties
Hand Washing Techniques
Measuring Weight and Height
Measuring Vital Signs
Vision and Hearing Care
Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Assisting with Minor Surgery Procedures
Office Laboratory Testing
Culture and Sensitivity Testing
Emergency Procedures and Office Safety
The Job Search and Employment Opportunities
This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2021 Edition
Medical Office Assistant Program

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