MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGER


Train with Career Step to develop all of the skills you need to succeed in a healthcare office–whether you're managing the administration or handling the billing. Graduate prepared for numerous industry certifications and over 189,000 new jobs** expected in this field over the next few years. Take the first step toward your new career today!


Choose our training for:

  • Industry certification prep – Graduate with the skills you need to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records (CEHRS) certifications; exam vouchers are even included with the program (a $210 value)!
  • Hands-on training with industry software – The interactive online curriculum includes training on the government-certified ezEMRx electronic health records software as well as Medisoft billing software and industry-standard forms to minimize the on-the-job training you'll need.
  • One-on-one instructor support – With one-on-one access to dedicated instructors with years of professional experience, you'll have the help you need to succeed.

Start preparing for medical office management jobs all across the healthcare industry with our online Medical Office Manager training program. Call 1-800-411-7073 or request free information today for more details!


FAQS


What role do medical office managers play?

Medical office managers keep all of the administration and billing of the modern medical office running smoothly. Their specific responsibilities vary by position and may include: creating and updating patients' electronic health records, scheduling appointments, verifying patient insurance, completing and submitting insurance claims, managing patient billing and collections, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a medical facilities.


What is the job market for medical office managers?

Medical office managers and other professionals fill positions in both the medical administrative assistant and medical billing fields. The U.S. Department of Labor provides employment predictions for these two fields separately: over 189,000 new jobs are expected for medical administrative assistants by 2022 and over 41,000 new jobs are expected in the field that includes medical billers during the same time period.


How much can I earn as a medical office manager?

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that medical office managers who fulfill and oversee the duties of medical administrative assistants and medical billers earn average salaries ranging from $33,000 to $37,000 a year. Pay rates vary depending on geographic location and experience, and you may also qualify for traditional employment benefits as a medical office professional.


Do I need to be certified?

Certification is typically not required for employment; however, it is an excellent way to set yourself apart from the competition in the job market. With our Medical Office Manager course you'll be prepared to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) credentials upon graduation. The course even includes certification exam vouchers (a $210 value) upon graduation to make it even easier to earn your credentials right away.


What are the advantages of training with Career Step?

Career Step has been training quality healthcare professionals for over 20 years and offers comprehensive training that prepares students with the administrative and billing skills they need to work as medical office managers. With Career Step, you can train affordably without sacrificing quality, learn from comprehensive curriculum developed by industry professionals, take advantage of live student and graduate support, and quickly gain the specialized EHR and healthcare billing skills you need to take advantage of a variety of job opportunities. We're committed to helping you achieve your goals, and Career Step provides everything you need to succeed.


What kind of skills or experience do I need to enter the Career Step program?

In order to be admitted, you must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass the Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. No specific skills or experience are considered prerequisites for entry into the training program.


How is Career Step's Medical Office Manager program structured?

The Medical Office Manager program is offered entirely online, providing 24/7 access to all material and allowing you to progress through the curriculum on your own schedule and at your own pace. The program is broken into modules, or course subjects, all of which focus on helping you build the essential knowledge and skills of a medical office professional. The final exam is designed specifically to give you an idea of how you'll do on the industry certification exams.


See what makes Career Step different in our quick introduction.



What type of student support does Career Step offer?

Career Step student support includes access to:

  • Student Support Advisors who have professional experience in the industry and are uniquely qualified to answer questions about both the curriculum and the industry. They provide timely answers to questions about the program material and offer a number of personal consultations throughout the training to help students master important concepts.
  • Technical Support Advisors who are knowledgeable, experienced, and available six days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training program.
  • Graduate Support Advisors who help you transition to the workforce after graduation. Your Graduate Advisors will help prepare the best resume, develop solid interview skills, and teach you valuable job search techniques.

Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's student support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.


See what a few Career Step students had to say about their experiences with Career Step's student support.



How long does it take to finish the course?

The Medical Office Manager training program is 315 completion hours. Since the program is completely self-paced and the online training format allows you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows, the time it takes you to complete the course will vary from other students. Some students are able to complete their training program in as little as 3 or 4 months and others, who are more limited in the time they can devote to the course, take longer (for example, students who can devote about 10 hours a week may finish in about 8 months).


Every student who enrolls in the Medical Office Manager training program receives an initial 12-month period of enrollment. If you need extra time to complete the course after your initial 12-month enrollment, we have 4-month extensions available for purchase.


How do I find work after graduation?

Career Step offers personalized post-graduation resources for your job search, including:

  • Personal consultation with a Graduate Advisor
  • Personalized interview tutorials and training
  • Individual resume and cover letter review, tips, and advice
  • Vouchers for both the CMAA and CEHRS certification exams upon graduation (a $210 value)
  • 1-year membership to the American Medical Billing Association upon graduation

These resources offer the personalized help you need after graduation to transition to the workplace. With this individualized help and attention, the majority of our graduates are hired within a few months of graduation.


Learn more about Career Step's graduate support in this quick interview with several of our Graduate Advisors.



What materials and computer specifications are required to complete the course?

Your enrollment includes everything you will need to train for a successful career as a medical administrative assistant. Your enrollment includes:

  • Access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • One-on-one help from student and technical support
  • Valuable graduate resources
  • Free certification exam voucher(s) upon graduation (depends on program of study)

Since the course is completely online, your computer will play an important role in your learning experience. We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:


Hardware

  • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
  • 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
  • Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
  • Available USB port

Software

  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
  • PDF reader

Browser

  • Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
  • Firefox 3.x*
  • Safari 4.x or greater (Mac only)*
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
  • Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)*

Note: Mobile browsing devices are not currently supported. However, Career Step is investigating the implementation of mobile device support, and these specifications will be updated once a decision has been reached.


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**U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics