Job opportunities in the medical field are excellent for well-trained healthcare office specialists. The one-year program provides the opportunity to acquire adequate skills for entry-level positions such as a records clerk, ward clerk, or receptionist in a medical office. Major tasks that medical office specialists can perform are front desk procedures, scheduling, records management, coding, billing and insurance, and transcribing physicians’ dictation. Opportunities for advancement are enhanced for those holding an associate degree and who have additional experience and a proven aptitude.

Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.

For more information about this career, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.