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Medical Office Administrative Secretary - After Graduation

The administrative secretary program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) prepares you for work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing facilities, or insurance companies. Here are a few career opportunities available to you after graduation.

Future Careers

MHCC Career Coaches are here to help you explore your career options after graduation. Below are a few common paths graduates can pursue.

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

In these roles, your daily tasks will include supervising the work of office, administrative, or customer service employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures, as well as correcting errors or problems. You will also resolve customer complaints or answer customers' questions regarding policies and procedures.

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

In such roles, you will schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations and complete insurance or other claim forms.

Medical and Health Services Managers

As a medical or health services manager, you will plan, implement, and administer programs and services in a health care or medical facility, including personnel administration, training, and coordination of medical, nursing, and physical staff. You will also conduct and administer fiscal operations, including accounting, planning budgets, authorizing expenditures, establishing service rates, and coordinating financial reporting.

Medical Records Specialists

As a medical records specialist, you will enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into the computer and identify, compile, abstract, and code patient data using standard classification systems.

Medical Transcriptionists

As a medical transcriptionist, your daily tasks will include transcribing dictation for various medical reports, such as patient histories, physical examinations, emergency room visits, operations, chart reviews, consultations, or discharge summaries. You will also need to be able to distinguish between homonyms and recognize inconsistencies and mistakes in medical terms, referring to dictionaries, drug references, and other sources on anatomy, physiology, and medicine.

Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars

In these roles, you will facilitate and promote activities, such as lunches, seminars, or tours, to foster health care information privacy or security awareness within the organization. Using standard classification systems, you will also identify, compile, abstract, and code patient data.

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