Medical Office Technology
Offered at: Boulder County
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts job growth and high demand in Medical Office Technology-related fields, which includes:
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Billing Specialist
- Medical Transcriptionist
An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Medical Office Technology will help you qualify for one of these jobs. See course descriptions and required courses for a degree.
High job growth in medical office technology.
Specifically, there will be a 34 percent increase in openings every year for medical assistants; a 20 percent increase for medical administrative assistants; an increase of almost 20 percent for billing specialists, and as much as a 13 percent increase in openings for medical transcriptionists. See gainful employment information.
In Colorado itself, the Department of Labor and Employments forecasts 360 job openings per year for medical assistants, 225 per year for medical administrative assistants, 82 per year for billing specialists, and 45 per year for medical transcriptionists.
Choose the area of Medical Office Technology that meets your career goals.
With an A.A.S. degree in Medical Office Technology, you will be prepared for a career in the clinical and administrative functions of the health-care system. See required courses for the area of concentration you are interested in:
Get started faster with a Medical Office Technology certificate.
These certificates can be finished in two or three semesters. See required courses for:
|Medical Administrative Assistant
|Medical Billing Specialist
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2011)
All Medical Office Technology students must complete an online background check at American DataBank. Certain criminal offenses will disqualify an applicant for admission to the Medical Office Technology program.
Medical Assistant Program Requirements
If you choose the Medical Assistant concentration or certificate or the Clinical Office Assistant certificate you will need:
- A health summary with documented immunization records.
- Current CPR/First Aid course; complete the American Heart Health Care Provider course and receive a 2-year recommended renewal date.
Certified Medical Assistant is nationally accredited.
Accreditation is a sign of quality. It
opens more doors to opportunity. Certified Medical Assisting is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the
American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). CAAHEP,
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