Clinic Office Assistant Degrees: Career Diploma, Associate & Online Class Info

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Clinic office assistants are needed to help physicians and other staff members by filing insurance claims, scheduling appointments, and assisting patients with paperwork. Read more about this career below.
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What is a Clinic Office Assistant Diploma?

A clinic office assistant diploma will train students how to manage the front desk of a clinic or medical office. Office assistants may also act as the liaison between the clinic and local hospitals in the area.

Required Courses:

There are many duties a clinic office assistant will complete during the day. From helping patients fill out paperwork to setting up appointments, they keep a clinic running smoothly throughout the day. Basic required courses include:

  • Medical transcription
  • Billing procedures
  • Bookkeeping
  • Insurance

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained from earning a clinic office assistant diploma give students the knowledge to help patients who may need assistance by confirming appointments, making sure doctors have the correct patient files, and more. Additional skills include medical coding, filing paperwork, answering phones, coordinating with labs and other research facilities, and filing insurance claims.

Career Related Information

Reasons to Earn a Clinic Office Assistant Diploma:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, there will be a growing demand for clinic office assistants in the next few years. This is due, in part, because of the growing number of people who will require medical attention.

Salary Information:

Those who earn a clinic office assistant diploma can expect to earn between $20,000 and $28,000 annually depending on geographic location and additional skills that a student may have.

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Clinic Office Assistant Field:

With more clinics needed to accommodate patients, students should not have any difficulty finding a job after they graduate.

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