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Medical Office Administration

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Business Major—Medical Office Administration Concentration, Bachelor of Science Degree

See also Medical Office Systems and Office Administration

Help Bring Efficiency to the Medical Profession

In the fast-growing medical field, job opportunities abound in hospitals, in doctors’ offices, in the medical sales and insurance industries, and even for self-employed freelancers who work from home. Office personnel with exceptional skills and a professional work ethic are constantly sought by employers.

PCC’s medical office administration students prepare for success in the workplace. Strong skills in keyboarding, filing systems, accounting, and the latest popular computer applications, as well as extensive training in medical terminology, billing, coding, and transcription, give graduates a tremendous advantage so that they can enter the workplace as confident and proficient medical office employees and managers.

Practical, Bible-centered classes with a liberal arts base include instruction in English, speech, history, and interpersonal skills to help students become articulate, knowledgeable, capable employees with numerous career options.

The purpose of the medical office administration concentration is to train students for both support and administrative roles in health-related organizations. In this balanced program, students master general medical terminology, medical billing and coding, and medical transcription as well as general office skills and learn to apply biblical principles to workplace decisions.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the medical office administration concentration will be able to

  • make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview,
  • communicate effectively in written and oral presentations,
  • use current technology and computer applications effectively in their chosen profession,
  • relate knowledge to practical experiences,
  • be prepared to pursue advanced study in their chosen field,
  • support management in medical office duties, and
  • direct the work effort of others to support and assist management in a medical office.
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Career Possibilities

  • Medical office assistant
  • Office manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Insurance billing/coding
  • Medical sales

PCC’s medical office administration program definitely helped me transition from being a medical office worker to becoming a full-time medical transcriptionist. The typing, terminology, and English classes helped prepare me immensely. I type for a pulmonary group and a neurology group and am also a proofer. I knew that I wanted a job that would allow me to work at home when my husband and I had children. I was working for a pulmonary group in Virginia, and I inquired about the transcription company that they used. I actually type and proof work now for the office that I used to work for years ago.

Krissie L. ’95
Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Transcription Associates (VA/DE)