Medical office assistants perform administrative tasks in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. They support medical staff by managing schedules and appointments, preparing documents and invoices, completing accounting tasks, answering phones, and following up on correspondence.
Medical office assistants often work at the front desk of a health care facility. They are the ones who check patients in and interview them for case histories. They collect and keep track of medical records, process insurance payments, transfer lab results, and maintain a clean and organized office space with supplies always at hand.
Demands for medical office assistants are predicted to increase significantly, and there are countless areas within medicine that you can choose to work in. You do not need a degree to be considered for this position. All you need to do is obtain a certification, which can be done in nine months, and you are good to go.