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Health Informatics:
Medical Office Administrative Assistant Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to perform routine clerical and reception duties in patient care and within a health care facility.

You Will Learn
  • Instruction in receiving and directing patients.
  • Transcribing of medical records.
  • Medical records management and preparation of forms.
  • Appointment scheduling.
  • Client billing/collections and insurance.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Medical Office Administrative Assistant - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is the student leadership organization for Health Science Education students. HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training

 

Sample Occupations
  • Health Science Education Teacher
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Records Technician
Workforce Trends
A growing and aging population and technological advances in medicine make this one of the fastest growing occupations through 2016, with an expected growth of 35 percent.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to www.utahfutures.org.

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