The Medical Office Professional curriculum prepares individuals for employment as medical administrative office personnel. Students develop skills in medical office procedures and tasks, along with medical terminology, keyboarding, editing and formatting, office software applications, office computations, records management, medical insurance and billing, medical legal and ethical issues, electronic health records, oral and written communication, critical thinking, team building and problem solving.
The degree is available online. Students should contact an advisor each semester to ensure they are meeting individual and career goals and prerequisites for courses and are taking courses in the proper sequence and are on target to graduate.
Students are eligible to take industry-recognized certification exams.
Medical office job opportunities include a variety of positions in medical offices, hospitals, insurance companies, laboratories, medical supply companies, research facilities and other health care organizations.
Wake Tech academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are tied to North Carolina or national certifications. If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure section of the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.