Modes of Instruction
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This degree prepares students to enter the work force in an office setting including hospitals, physician offices, and other medical specialties offices. The degree also requires students to work in the field during the second year of study to gain valuable skills.
From Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Medical secretaries/office assistants transcribe dictation, prepare correspondence, and assist physicians or medical scientists with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. They also record simple medical histories, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, and order supplies. Most medical secretaries need to be familiar with insurance rules, billing practices, and hospital or laboratory procedures. Other technical secretaries who assist engineers or scientists may prepare correspondence, maintain their organization’s technical library, and gather and edit materials for scientific papers.
Medical secretaries’ positions will grow 20% from 2012-2020 in the Kaskaskia College district according to state data. Median salary for someone in this field is $28,557.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy and also properly create and format business correspondence.
- Proficient in MS Office including the use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
- Use information technology tools specific to business to access, manage, integrate, and create information.
- Recognize and show proficiency using medical terminology.
- Demonstrate effective and professional written communication.