Medical Administrative Specialist
Platt College’s Medical Administrative Specialist program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field.
You can earn your Associate’s degree in as little as 15-months!
Medical Administrative Specialists perform a variety of tasks necessary to running a smooth, effective medical office. These individuals focus on many administrative procedures.
Medical Administrative Specialists perform a variety of tasks necessary to running a smooth, effective medical office. These individuals focus on many administrative procedures of medical offices, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Some of these skills include billing, coding, scheduling, transcription, office finance, human resources and computer skills. Medical Administrative Specialist students will learn the skills that may lead to becoming an office manager in a clinical setting.
The intent of the Medical Administrative Specialist programs is to provide an enriched learning opportunity that will prepare the student for entry-level employment in the health care industry. Students in the Medical Administrative Specialist programs will graduate with a professional knowledge, skills, and practical experience in the health services field acquired during their studies at Platt College. Employment opportunities open to the graduates of the Medical Administrative Specialist programs include: Medical Administrative Assistant, Podiatric Medical Administrative Assistant, and Ophthalmic Medical Administrative Assistant. Industries that will be interested in these graduates include, but are not limited to, ambulatory settings such as medical offices, clinics, nursing homes, medical supply companies, home health agencies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies.
Skills learned in the program include:
- Medical billing and coding, including DRG coding and billing for hospitals, managed care and private plans, state and government plans
- Patient scheduling
- Medical transcription
- Office finance, including accounts payable and office bookkeeping
- Computer skills
Platt College’s Medical Administrative Specialist program is right for you
- Earn your Associates degree, not just a certificate
- Convenient morning and evening class schedules- so you can continue to work while you earn your degree
- Full-time career services staff and a clinical externship coordinator
- Financial Aid is available for those who qualify
Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.
Robert moved to California and enrolled in college, but was forced to drop out and work in order to send money home to support his family. A packing job at Amazon offered Amazon’s Career Choice program that provided paid college tuition in select programs. Among those programs was Platt College Riverside’s IT program. While working toward his IT degree, Robert was transferred into Amazon’s IT department and landed the job of Support Technician. Robert graduated from Platt College in November 2019, shortly before the pandemic hit. “What I love about my job is the ability to facilitate positive interaction between our IT professionals and our customers. Being able to provide solutions to issues and remove barriers in the workplace is very satisfying – despite the 6-feet of social distance that we must maintain for now.”
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Medical Administrative Specialist
Samantha Monsouir thought she had it all together, then came a pandemic. “When COVID-19 hit, like other students, I abruptly made the transition to remote learning. But not only did I have to transition, as a single mom, my 15-year-old daughter, a high school freshman, also had to transition to online classes. It really felt like a whole new, uncertain world for us.” But Samantha persevered and is on track to graduate as a Medical Administrative Specialist (MAS) in August 2020. Samantha is looking forward to starting her externship next month in a private doctor’s office.
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