Medical Receptionist or Administrative Assistant

Medical Receptionists provide general office support, might include patient scheduling; some access to confidential patient information.

Typical Salary Range: 
$11-16/hour
Who Does Well: 

People with strong communication and customer service skills, ability to learn computer skills, interest in healthcare

Types of Employers: 

Hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Career Path: 

Can lead to jobs as a Supervisor, Unit Coordinator, Biller/Coder, Medical Assistant

How to find a job: 

Online job websites, LinkedIn, temporary staffing agencies, networking. Skills developed in these programs can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings.

Training Required: 

MR: Certificate Program (2 semesters); MAA: Associates Degree (4 semesters)

Exams/Certifications Required: 
  • Medical Receptionist Certificate (MR- earned through program)
  • Placement exams in English and Math; exams as part of credit coursework
Where to get training: 

Visit Explore Health Careers's Medical Receptionist Information page.