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Medical Office Specialist

Courses

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Business English
  • Business College Experience
  • Coding I
  • Beginning and Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Keyboarding Skill Development
  • Workplace Professionalism
  • Introduction to CPT
  • Reimbursement Methods
  • Administrative Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Pharmacology for the Medical Office

Program Details

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 36
Program Start: Fall

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

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 $26,300 $35,300 $39,700

Source: 2018 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
MercyOne Waterloo and Cedar Falls, IA
VGM & Associates Waterloo, IA

Contact Us

Admissions Coordinator Stephanie Moseley Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1218 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Lisa Wright Email us 319-296-2329 ext.1068 Black Hawk Hall 201
Program Advisor Dee Ulrich Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1756 Black Hawk Hall 216
Administrative Assistant Cindi Clark Email me 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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