About the Medical Office Specialist Program
Employment of medical office specialists is projected to grow 23 percent through 2026, according to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).
Medical office specialists are unheralded professionals who help keep medical offices and facilities up and running. Much like medical assistants, they are crucial members of a healthcare provider’s staff. They are needed in every medical facility, whether it’s an immediate care center, physician’s office or a hospital. However, it is important to note that whereas medical assistants handle both patient care and administrative tasks, medical office specialists focus on the office aspect. Their job description typically consists of tasks such as:
- Updating Medical Records
- Arranging Lab Appointments
- Scheduling Patient Appointments
- Medical Billing and Coding
This is far from a comprehensive list and duties may vary depending on the job setting, but it paints a better picture of what medical office specialists do. Medical office specialists are jacks of many trades in their own right.
Medical Office Specialist Program Overview
Ohio Business College’s Medical Office Specialist diploma program will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to successfully keep a medical facility functioning like a well-oiled machine. You will be a pupil of caring instructors who have real world medical office experience. With our smaller class sizes, you’ll have easier access to our instructors for personalize attention. Our comprehensive curriculum includes instruction in the following areas:
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Electronic Health Records
- Medical Terminology
- Human Anatomy
- And Much More!
Our Medical Office Specialist program is offered at our Lorain County and Sandusky campuses with day and night class options available to fit into your busy schedule. Our campuses are friendly and professional learning environments meant to improve your chances for professional success.
If you need help paying for your education, financial aid is available to those who are eligible by filling out the FAFSA. Our financial aid staff provides FAFSA assistance if you need help.
Medical Office Specialist Job Outlook
As is the case with many other healthcare occupations, medical office specialists are in high demand and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. According to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), the employment of medical office specialists is projected to grow 23 percent across the United States through 2026. Employment in the state of Ohio is projected to climb 16 percent during that time, resulting in more than 6,500 new jobs.
This increase is due in part to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. As they continue to age, more people will need medical care. The increase in office traffic warrants more office staff to keep the facilities open and provide optimal care. The fact that more people have health insurance is also a factor in the influx of doctor visits.
With a diploma from Ohio Business College’s Medical Office Specialist program in hand, you will be qualified for entry-level positions such as a medical scheduler, claims specialist or medical receptionist. You will also be eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (NCICS) and National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) exams to earn certifications that can help you get a job. We also offer career search and training to help you find employment.
Are you ready for a meaningful career as part of a healthcare team that helps people get and stay healthy? For more information or to schedule a visit, call the campus of your choice or fill out the online form for more information and one of our friendly admissions representatives will be in touch with you shortly.
We look forward to seeing you at OBC.