Graduates are highly trained office specialists who are responsible for the coordination of the day-to-day medical office functions of patient appointment scheduling, telephone communications, medical record maintenance, medical transcription, and patient billing processes. Successful medical office specialists have excellent communication skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism in their work. Emphasis areas available in the major include medical insurance/coding and medical transcription.
Graduates of the medical secretary, medical administrative secretary, and emphasis area programs have employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, and dental offices.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Medical Secretary in the state of Minnesota is $19.00 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 13%, a very high-growth career.
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View semester order by campus: Online
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ADMM 1110||Intro to Hlth Info Mgmt||3|
|ADMM 1120||Medical Office Procedures||3|
|ADMM 1135||Medical Language Applic||4|
|ADMM 1150||Medical Billing/Insurance||3|
|ADMM 1160||CPT/HCPCS Coding||3|
|ADMM 1165||ICD Coding||3|
|ADMM 2280||Medical Office Simulation||3|
|ADMS 1100||Keyboarding I||3|
|ADMS 1116||Business Communications||3|
|CRLT 2103||Job Seeking/Keeping||1|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||3|
All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate.
The program requires students to have current working knowledge of specific required courses. Courses older than 5 years will not be accepted for transfer into the program:
ADMM 1110, 1120, 1135, 1150, 1160, 1165, 2280
BIOL 2252, 2254
HLTH 1106, 2208
These courses may be waived if an applicant has recent experience working or education in the health related fields.
Computer required. Web cam and online proctoring fees may apply.
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of "C" or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The college minimum scores for the Next Generation Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump start your career, or something in between - you'll find it at Northland.
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