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Medical Administrative Assistant

Courses

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Proofreading and Editing
  • Word Processing
  • Business College Experience
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Accounting
  • Keyboarding Skill Development
  • Transcription
  • Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Insurance
  • Office Calculators
  • Office Procedures
  • Administrative Management
  • Employment Portfolio and Career Development
  • Business Field Experience
  • Pharmacology for the Medical Office

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 62
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

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Careers

Positions

Graduates find employment in various health-related organizations such as physicians’ and dentists’ offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and community health facilities. They work as administrative assistants, office managers, medical secretaries, insurance specialists, clinic administrators, health unit coordinators, and patient service representatives.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Medical Secretaries $24,500 $32,500 $36,500

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
American HomePatient Waterloo, IA
Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. Waterloo, IA
Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. Waterloo, IA
UnityPoint Health Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Valerie Eagen Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1061 Black Hawk Hall 102
Program Advisor Dee Ulrich Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1756 Black Hawk Hall 216
Department Secretary Cindi Clark Email me 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D. Email me 319-296-4470 Grundy Hall 266
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