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Online Administration  Degrees and Courses

Looking for online accredited career colleges and universities offering Administration degrees. Each program from a Online Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. Training as much as you can by taking business administration---specifically medical---courses is an excellent way to ensure your healthcare professional success.

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Online Administration Degrees

Medical Office Administration degree programs

Busy hospitals and doctors' offices have a lot of moving parts to manage: the bustle of patients coming in and out of the waiting room, physicians' schedules, visiting pharmaceutical sales reps, medical records and insurance claims. These offices need to work like well-oiled machines especially given that people's health and well-being are involved.

Office assistants and administrators are key players in managing the day-to-day operations of health care environments. There are plenty of degree programs and opportunities for career training that will prepare you for a career in medical office administration, from professional certification programs all the way up to more advanced degrees like bachelor's and master's.

Schools that offer this type of training often offer a variety of courses in health care and business administration. When combined, classes in these disciplines can fully prepare you for the challenges of managing a medical office. You may need to acquire specific knowledge about the health care industry, such as medical terminology and insurance billing practices.

Areas of study for health care graduates

As a student studying to become a medical office administrator, you may take classes in the following subjects:

  • Business administration
  • Public health
  • Medical coding
  • Finance
  • Ethics

Once your formal training is complete, you may complete additional on-the-job training that is specific to a particular medical specialty or hospital department. Job opportunities in this field are growing, particularly in work environments that specialize in elder care. This is partly due to the aging "baby boomer" generation that will require particular medical care, resulting in the growth of the elder-care industry in general.

In May 2010, the median annual wage of a medical secretary was $30,530, while the median annual wage for health care office managers ranged from $44,910 to $58,899 as reported in 2009 by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management.

Author: Sara Faith Alterman

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