Medical Administrative Professional

Associate of Applied Science

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Do you have a talent for keeping projects and information organized? As a medical administrative professional, you would play a big role in keeping a medical office operating smoothly and efficiently. This program prepares you to supervise primary business-related tasks including scheduling appointments, registering patients, answering telephones, medical billing and completing insurance claims, preparing business correspondence, transcribing dictation, and maintaining medical records.

There are many career opportunities in hospitals, clinics (medical, vision, chiropractic, and dental), insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Medical Administrative Professional

This program will cost about $8,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Medical Administrative Professional 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding12
Employed in Related Occupation6
Employed in Non-related Occupations3
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market2

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week2140
Median Hourly Wage$11.47 $13.97
Hourly Wage Range$9.00 - $13.94$11.00 - $14.55
Median Annual Salary$13,938.08 $29,057.60

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Account Clerk; Ho Chuck Health Care Center, Black River Falls, WI
  • Claims Processor; United Health Care, Eau Claire, WI
  • Medical Representative; Mayo Clinic Health System, Onalaska, WI
  • Office Assistant; River Valley Chiropractic, Onalaska, WI
  • Payment Posting Representative; CS Eye, West Salem, WI
  • Resident Aide; Cranberry Court, Tomah, WI
  • Scheduling Specialist; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Administrative Specialist
Medical Office Coordinator
Medical Office Worker
Medical Secretary
Unit Secretary
Medical Service Coordinator
Medical Transcriptionist
Medical Receptionist

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Perform medical administrative procedures including registration, reception, scheduling and other general office management tasks.
  • Efficiently and accurately use computer application software and medical terminology to prepare and maintain medical documents.
  • Manage medical charts and financial reports.
  • Prepare insurance claims using procedural and diagnostic coding.
  • Apply HIPAA Privacy and Security Laws as appropriate.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Medical Administrative Professional

Career Pathways

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