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Career in Medical Office Administration

A career in medical office administration offers a variety of opportunities to work in the medical field without becoming a doctor or nurse. As a medical assistant, medical records specialist, or medical registrars, you may work in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, diagnostic labs, and other health care facilities. You may also work in offices that provide telehealth and videoconferencing services.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical office administration professionals have been responsible for ensuring that patients have access to thermometers, hand sanitizer, and face coverings. In addition to administrative duties, medical office administration professionals may also be responsible for clinical tasks such as examinations, treatments, diagnostic testing, patient education and preparation, and administration of medications.

Those interested in pursuing a career in medical office administration can do so by earning an associate's degree in medical office administration from an accredited institution.

Medical Office Administration Career Profiles

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Last Updated: 4/8/24