Medical Administrative Professional - Learn More

Medical Administrative Professional

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 66.00

Learn More About This Program

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Program Head:

Joan Benson
B-208 F

Summer Contact(s):

Joan Benson
B-208 F

Clubs/Professional Organizations

Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals (AHCAP)

Will there be an advisor/counselor available to help me?

Yes, we have student advisors for all Business programs:

Barb Fitzsimmons
La Crosse Campus, Welcome Center

Counseling services are available at Western. If you would like to see a counselor, please call 608.785.9553 or toll-free 800.322.9982 to schedule an appointment. For more information on counseling services, visit

Frequently-Asked Questions

What is the average salary of the Medical Administrative Professional?

The expected starting hourly wage for graduates of the Medical Administrative Professional program is about $16 per hour.

Where would a graduate work?

Career opportunities exist in hospitals, clinics (e.g. medical, dental, chiropractic, vision, and behavioral health offices), insurance companies, and rehabilitation/nursing care facilities.

What are the potential career titles available with this degree?

  • First-line supervisors/managers
  • Administrative support
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Healthcare support workers
  • Medical secretaries
  • Executive secretaries and administrative assistants
  • Medical and health services managers

Essential Functions

Students should have the following essential skills:

  • Organized
  • Problem solving skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Willing to learn and listen
  • Able to multi-task
  • Able to provide excellent customer service