Medical Administrative Assistants focus on the front office duties of a medical practice (e.g. scheduling, office administration, form preparation, etc.). They typically do not perform any clinical office procedures.
As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will need to know office operations and possess administrative skills. The Penn Foster Medical Administrative Assistant Program can give you this training quickly and conveniently.
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I'm currently studying Medical Office Assistant courses. Is the Medical Administrative Assistant something that can go along with Medical Office Assistant? In other words would it be better to do both? Or are they similar & I can go farther with my career as a Medical Administrative Assistant?
working on an answer to this for you...
per the medical dept chair person:
The courses are quite similar but a student can only be registered in one medical program at a time.
I signed up for Medical Administrative Assistant. Is this a good program for a man to take? Are there men doing this program?
I am a future student, will be starting in march. This is the course I will be majoring in i'm very exited nervous anxious happy!!
Welcome to Penn Foster Stevie!
thank you so much im really nervous but so ready and excited to start a new chapter in my life
Is the Medical Assistant and the Medical Administrative Assistant program similar ? I am new so I was wondering which program I wanted to go into. I choice the administrative assistant program because I would get a better job. I don't know it just seemed better .
The Medical Assistant program is an Associate's degree whereas the Medical Administrative Assistant is a Career Diploma. The MA Degree requires completion of a prerequisite semester and 3 semesters of MA coursework which includes a 200-hour externship. The MA Degree will qualify a graduate to work in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant supporting the physician with routine medical exams, recording vital signs and medical histories, explaining medical treatments to patients, and running routing laboratory tests. The MA Degree has more involved with it. Medical Administrative Assistant is a great program to take, especially if you're starting out and want to work in the medical office.