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Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Prepare for your start in a career devoted to helping people with a medical administrative assistant certificate.


Choose a medical office assistant program where you can learn administrative front office duties that are essential in today’s health care field. Harrison College designed its medical office assistant program to provide you skills essential to keeping a medical office running, including patient interaction, facility support, scheduling, and health information management protocol.

As a career-focused medical administrative assistant program, we offer you externship opportunities for real-world experience in a medical office so you’re ready for a new career in as few as 12 months. Take medical administrative assistant courses 100% online or at a campus near you to fit your life and schedule.

Want to take your education and career even further? Transfer your qualifying medical office assistant course credits into an associate degree.

About the Medical Office Assistant Certificate

As a medical office assistant, you will perform medical administrative front office duties that are essential in today’s health care field. Medical office assistants interact with patients prior to, during and after examination, explain paperwork and prepare examination rooms, equipment and instruments. You will also schedule patient appointments, enter health insurance and other data into electronic health records, communicate in person and via phone and email with patients and protect patients’ personal health information.

Learn more by downloading our Medical Office Assistant Certificate program sheet.

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Why Earn Your Medical Office Assistant Certificate?

Medical office assistants are essential to keeping a medical office running. This certificate can be earned in one year, which means you will not need to spend multiple years taking college classes. This program allows you to keep up with your busy schedule while receiving a flexible, supportive education. After completing the program, you may be qualified to enter into the health care field immediately depending on job availability. You can also transfer your earned credits to the associate program or the Medical Reimbursement Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program, which both provide additional career opportunities.

Medical office assistants with a higher level of education also have more employment options and more opportunities to advance in their careers than people without a college education. With a certificate, you may be qualified for an entry-level position in a hospital, clinic or diagnostic laboratory, blood bank facility, specialized reference laboratory, physician office laboratory or industrial/research laboratory.

When you have earned your certificate, you may be qualified for careers in areas such as:

  • Patient registration
  • Medical clinic receptionist
  • Front office assistant in a physician’s office
  • Unit clerk in a health care facility
  • Allied health care administrative assistant

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