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Medical Administrative Assistant



One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

Detalles de la Carrera


Estudiantes en Medical Administrative Assistant are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations
  • Greet visitors, determine the purpose of their visits, and direct visitors to the appropriate staff members
  • Answer phones and transfer calls to the appropriate staff members
  • Manage financial records
  • Understand health insurance policies

Opciones de Carrera

Career Options

Most Medical Administrative Assistant Job Corps graduates go to work for a hospital or a doctor’s office. A medical administrative assistant is often the first person a patient sees when entering a doctor’s office or hospital; so, those who choose this career path should have friendly, understanding personalities. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity and dependability, attention to detail, concern for others, and stress tolerance. 


Antes de ingresar al programa , los estudiantes deben:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.


Como estudiante de Job Corps, tendrás la oportunidad de obtener acreditaciones en tu área de capacitación que pueda llevarte a mejores oportunidades de empleo, salarios más altos y promociones.


En tu trabajo, se esperará que demuestres las siguientes cualidades en todo momento:

  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress tolerance

Medical Administrative Assistant Números para saber


Potencial nacional de sueldo para esta carrera

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.