What is a medical administrative assistant?
The person who greets you at the front desk of a doctor’s office or other healthcare provider might have an education similar to a medical administrative assistant. This person provides office administrative support for a healthcare provider. One common job title for this career is medical secretary.
What does a medical administrative assistant do?
Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant’s tasks.
I want to be a medical office assistant. Can I do that with this program?
Yes. The UMA Medical Administrative Assistant program will prepare you to apply for a position as medical office assistant. You may want to consider our Medical Office and Billing Specialist
Does a medical administrative assistant perform patient care?
No. Medical administrative assistants do not take patient’s blood pressure, give injections or perform any other patient care. Those duties would be performed by a medical assistant, nursing assistant or similar position.
Wondering how to become a medical administrative assistant?
You’ll need medical administrative assistant training which includes teaching you how to perform typical office duties for a doctor’s office or other healthcare provider. In addition to completing career training, you may choose to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam to become certified.
Do I have to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) to work?
No. You do not have to become certified in order to work as a medical administrative assistant. However, passing the CMAA exam to become certified may help you stand out in the field as an applicant. To learn more, see the above section entitled, “Helping you prepare for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.”
What’s it like to take medical administrative assistant courses online?
Online courses with UMA are designed to be flexible, so you can train for your career on your own schedule. Complete your classwork in the morning, at lunch, or in the middle of the night. It’s up to you. And UMA is here to help you every step of the way with online tutoring, live learning labs, a student-friendly online library, 24/7 tech support and more. Visit the UMA Online page to learn more.
What kind of medical administrative assistant courses would I take?
UMA medical administrative assistant courses include: Introduction to Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Terminology and Transcription, Diagnostic Coding, Procedural Coding and more. To see a list of typical courses for medical administrative assistant, see the courses sections above or consult the UMA Catalog
Is there a difference between medical administrative assistant schools?
Absolutely. While the basic training may be similar between schools that offer medical administrative assistant programs, UMA is pleased to offer a list of student services
, all included in our competitively priced tuition.4
UMA is a school that offers medical administrative assistant training programs which include one-on-one tutoring, help with writing your resume, job interview coaching and job search assistance.
How long does it take to become a medical administrative assistant?
Our medical administrative assistant associate degree program may be completed in 18 months and the diploma program in 11 months (both may vary according to individual student).
How much does a medical administrative assistant make?
You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website
. A medical administrative assistant salary depends on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors.
What’s the best school for your needs?
Of course you’re looking for the best school—for you. So we recommend taking a look at your individual needs. If you’d like to talk, UMA is here to listen and walk you through deciding which program is right for you. The more we understand about your unique situation, the more we can try to help. Call us at 888-213-4473. Let’s talk about you.
What should I look for in top schools for medical administrative assistant training?
Different people have different ideas of what makes a top school. To us, top schools that offer medical administrative assistant programs should provide personal assistance every step of the way with services like one-on-one tutoring. Top schools that offer medical administrative assistant training should also provide career services such as job search assistance. To learn about the learner and career services offered by UMA, visit our Ultimate Student Services