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Medical Administrative Assistant Professional

Become proficient in the skills you need to excel as a medical administrative professional with this comprehensive healthcare administration program.

Medical Administrative Assistant Professional

Become proficient in the skills you need to excel as a medical administrative professional with this comprehensive healthcare administration program.

20 Weeks

Program Length

CMAA

Certification

Issuing Authority

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Career Insight

What does a Medical Administrative Assistant Professional do?

Healthcare Administration is the backbone of any medical facility. As a medical administrative assistant professional (sometimes called a medical secretary), you’ll be a part of an administrative team responsible for providing both the support to ensure patients’ questions are answered and the necessary administrative activities to make certain that the office is properly organized and running smoothly. Your daily tasks could be behind the scenes doing data processing and filing or at the front lines offering help to patients with billing or other paperwork-related questions. Some examples of your day-to-day tasks will include:

 Answering calls and scheduling appointments

Compiling operation reports 

 Utilizing office software & equipment

 Reviewing and answering correspondence

 Updating medical records & charts

 Operating computer systems to accomplish office tasks

129,000

NEW JOBS BEFORE 2026
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects this to be a stable career with a good pay scale, forecasting over 129,000 new jobs for medical administrative assistants before 2026. Medical administrative assistants are estimated to earn between $26,000 and more than $42,000 annually, depending on the work environment, qualifications, and the duties expected of them.
 

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Physician practices, hospitals, and other health care providers all depend on healthcare administrative professionals for day-to-day support to meet the needs of their patients and to ensure that the office runs smoothly. As a medical administrative assistant professional, you’ll have a multitude of career path opportunities as well as the option to work in virtually any healthcare environment including hospitals, urgent care centers, physician’s offices, or surgery centers.

This program will educate you in a wide range of general, clerical, and administrative responsibilities that are encountered in a medical setting, and it will prepare you to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant certification exam. Individuals who have earned the CMAA credential have the skills to find jobs as:

Healthcare Administrative Assistant

 Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary

Medical Office Assistant

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Physician practices, hospitals, and other health care providers all depend on healthcare administrative professionals for day-to-day support to meet the needs of their patients and to ensure that the office runs smoothly. As a medical administrative assistant professional, you’ll have a multitude of career path opportunities as well as the option to work in virtually any healthcare environment including hospitals, urgent care centers, physician’s offices, or surgery centers.

This program will educate you in a wide range of general, clerical, and administrative responsibilities that are encountered in a medical setting, and it will prepare you to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Medical Administrative Assistant certification exam. Individuals who have earned the CMAA credential have the skills to find jobs as:

Healthcare Administrative Assistant

 Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Office Assistant

Medical Secretary

129,000

NEW JOBS BEFORE 2026
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects this to be a stable career with a good pay scale, forecasting over 129,000 new jobs for medical administrative assistants before 2026. Medical administrative assistants are estimated to earn between $26,000 and more than $42,000 annually, depending on the work environment, qualifications, and the duties expected of them.
 

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-led online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-let online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Medical Administrative Assistant – Professional

The Medical Administrative Assistant – Professional program is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to provide excellent administrative support in an office environment and to provide the knowledge to achieve the National Healthcare Association (HSA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification through the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Attaining the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant national certification proves that you have the expertise to perform routine administrative tasks to help keep the physician’s offices and clinics running efficiently.

In this 20-week online certification program, you will learn medical terminology, patient confidentiality, scheduling, customer service, basic patient documentation, and basic billing as well as other administrative duties required by front office personnel. 

Scheduling Details

Schedule: Coursework available 24/7

Total Course Hours: 400

Estimated Completion Time: 

Set your own pace…You decide how quickly you want to get certified.

  • Students who commit 20 hours/week can complete in 20 weeks.
  • Students who commit 10 hours/week can complete in 40 weeks.

Maximum time to complete: Students have access to the online course materials for 12 months.

Instruction & Evaluation Strategies
  • Expert-led online video training
  • Skills demonstrations, simulations, and online activities to aid learning
  • Quizzes and Exams
Books and Materials Used:
  • eBook: FA Davis eBook / Lab Integration: Medical Terminology Systems
  • eBook: Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 14th Edition
  • eBook: Study Guide for Kinn’s The Administrative Medical Assistant: An Applied Learning Approach, 14th Edition
  • Software: SimChart for the Medical Office

Textbooks are included in the cost of tuition.

Outline/Lessons

Medical Administrative Assistant Career Prep Curriculum:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Lesson 2: Ambulatory Care Administration
  • Lesson 3: Coding and Medical Billing Procedures
  • Lesson 4: Medical Office Administrative Functions
  • Lesson 5: Assisting with Medical Specialties
  • Lesson 6: Career Development

Medical Terminology Curriculum:

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology, The Human Body in Health and Disease, Word Part Review
  • Skeletal and Muscular System 
  • Cardiovascular System 
  • Lymphatic and Immune System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Nervous System and Special Senses: Eyes and Ears
  • Integumentary System
  • Endocrine System
  • Reproductive System
  • Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine, and Pharmacology
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • Identify parts of the human body.
  • Describe the basic function of each body system.
  • Utilize medical terminology in written and spoken communications.
  • Define medical terminology commonly found in the medical record.
  • Prepare and maintain the medical record.
  • Prepare and maintain the appointment schedule.
  • Demonstrate proper telephone handling techniques.
  • Compose and prepare medical correspondence.
  • Transcribe a dictated medical report.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing financial transactions for the medical practice.
  • Complete basic insurance forms, including the use of ICD-9 and ICD-10.
  • Assist with office emergencies.

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In addition to offering comprehensive student support dedicated to helping you reach your goals, NTI’s online programs work within your schedule. Call today at (469) 930-2404 to connect with an advisor or fill out the form below. We’re here to help!

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