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Robeson Community College

Medical Office Administration

Career Description

This curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other health-care related offices. Course work will include medical terminology; information systems; office management; medical coding, billing and insurance; legal and ethical issues; and formatting and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

Career Information

Employment opportunities are available in medical and dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, and other health-care related organizations.

Median Salary

Program Requirements

The Medical Office AAS Degree is a 64-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 29 credit hours. The program also consists of 15 general education credit hours.

Helpful Personal Attributes

One of the main attributes of the Medical Office Administrator is the ability to protect the privacy of the patient as their medical information must be handled with discretion. The candidates will need extremely high levels of interpersonal skills in the daily exchange of sensitive and timely patient data. Attention to detail is a must with the ability to take initiative and make decisions.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Medical Office Administration program, contact the Business Technologies Chairperson, Carolyn Watson, at 910-272-3457 or or Lead Instructor, Scott Lamm, at 910-272-3458 or