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Medical administrative assistants play a key role in healthcare settings, which is why it’s one of the fastest growing jobs in San Diego County. The fully online course will prepare you to work as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), designated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Learn about medical terminology, medical records, healthcare laws, what it's like to work in a healthcare office and more
Classes are taught by experienced and professional healthcare instructors
This course prepares you to sit for the NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam
Burning Glass estimates that demand for medical assistants and other healthcare support roles in San Marcos will grow by 29% over the next decade
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
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Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.
LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a long-term care establishment that is based out of Alabama.
According to NHA, medical administrative assistants primarily work in the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. Their duties may include coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files and scheduling appointments.
Clinical medical assistants primarily deal with clinical procedures and patient care, while medical administrative assistants oversee organizational tasks, such as scheduling, managing records and checking in patients.
The healthcare environment operates on the basis of professionalism, precision and dedication to patient welfare. Medical assistant certification may be required for many jobs. Earning a CMAA establishes a medical assistant as a caring, responsible professional who has undergone a study and assessment program to validate their credentials.
Medical assistant commonly work in medical practices, such as physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities, according to the BLS.
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