Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1314 N. Hiawatha Ave.
Pipestone, MN 56164

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Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone


Medical Secretary

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 35
  • Delivery: Land/Campus, Online
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

Medical secretaries have the opportunity to serve on a health care team. Medical secretaries know medical terminology; they are trained in the business aspects of medical practice; and they enjoy working with people. A medical secretary performs the confidential administrative and clerical work of a medical office. The variety of duties include bookkeeping, billing, scheduling appointments, and processing insurance claims. Medical secretaries may be responsible for telephone, mail, transcription and typing duties. Other duties include ordering laboratory tests and supplies, as well as receiving, interviewing and instructing patients. The demand for workers in this field is growing. The range of medical secretarial positions is broad. Whether you choose to work in a clinic, hospital, nursing home, therapy center, research or another medical environment, you will find personal challenge and opportunity for growth. ---LENGTH OF PROGRAM: Diploma - 35 credits; A.A.S. - 64 credits ---SPECIAL COSTS: books $750/year

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