What are the opportunities?
- Program suited for individuals interested in working in the health care field, but not interested in clinical or patient care.
- One of the few health-related occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients
- Students gain a broad knowledge of medical office areas including records management, customer service, accounting, etc.
- Students will be highly employable because of a wide array of medical and business skills gained in the program.
- Career field is for those passionate about accuracy and details.
- Program features experienced and caring instructors.
- Instructors are attentive to students' needs and goals.
- Small classes feature one-on-one attention and help from instructors.
- Flexibility of course offerings can accommodate students work and life schedules: online, arranged, hybrid, classroom, etc.
- Program offers simulated medical transcription and medical coding courses that allow students to learn as if they were in a real world setting.
- Exposed to live workforce settings through field trips and guest speakers from industry.
- Instructors have connections with regional employers to help students get jobs.
Students will be prepared to work in places such as: hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, doctor’s offices, insurance companies, physical therapy clinics, and any medical office.
- Median annual earnings of medical records and health information technicians were $28,030 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $22,420 and $35,990.
- Employment is expected to grow faster than average. Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand.
Source: Kansas Career Pipeline
- Work Environment. Medical records and health information technicians work in pleasant and comfortable offices.
The Medical Administrative Technology Program will prepare students for a career as a medical administrative specialist assisting in the day-to-day management of an office.