quinebaug valley community college

Administrative Medical Office Skills Certificate

Contact Information

Brian Clinton
Medical Assisting & Allied Health Program Coordinator

Cindi Brassington, MS, CMA (AAMA)
Professor of Allied Health


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Medical office careers are generally ideal for individuals interested in the field of health care but do not want to treat or diagnose patients. The growing health care industry fueled by the aging population continues to create a high demand for skilled professionals interested in a medical office career. Professionals in this field are crucial to the support of physicians, nurses, and other health care staff by handling valuable medical documentation such as appointment scheduling, correspondence, coding of procedures and diseases, and medical transcriptions. Individuals should enjoy performing administrative duties, and most careers in medical office require strong computer and data entry skills. Some jobs in this field involve interaction with patients and require strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people, including those that may be dealing with an illness. Other skills that are useful are organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task.

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Program Details

The administrative medical office skills certificate consists of five courses and students are able to complete the program in two semesters.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program obtain positions as:

  • Medical receptionist
  • Medical secretary
  • Medical billing and coding professionals
  • Ward clerks
  • Employers include hospitals, medical offices, laboratories, clinics, and insurance companies.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average starting salary for administrative medical office is $32,000 – $34,000. They report a higher than normal need for these health care professionals.

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