Online Medical Secretary Courses and Schools

Learn how to choose an online school for your medical secretary training. Check the prerequisites and technical requirements for enrolling in these courses, and find out what you'd study as a medical secretary student. Schools offering Administrative Assistant degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Online courses for medical secretaries will give you the skills and knowledge to work proficiently in a healthcare setting. Expect to gain training on a range of tasks from studying how to fill out insurance claims to assisting doctors with reports.

Courses Keyboarding, Medical terminology, Word processing applications
Degrees Certificate, Diploma and Associate's
Online Most programs offered fully online

What Will I Learn in Online Medical Secretary Courses?

You'll develop the skills necessary to work as an administrative support staff member within the healthcare industry; you'll also learn how to keep administrative functions running smoothly at a medical facility. You'll typically study how to prepare correspondence, maintain charts and records, schedule appointments and apply basic office skills to a medical setting. Courses you might take include:

  • Keyboarding
  • Database management
  • Medical office procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Word processing applications

Some programs will train you in specific areas, such as medical transcription and medical coding. Online medical secretary programs are available at the certificate, diploma and associate's degree levels.

What Requirements Do I Have to Meet?

You may be required to complete 'college-readiness' courses. These courses, which might include math, reading and writing, are designed to prepare you for coursework at the postsecondary level. Your instructors may expect a high level of participation from you in the online classroom. Some online courses, however, are flexible and allow you to complete lessons or assignments at your convenience.

You must have a computer with Internet access to take classes online. Most programs recommend a broadband connection, but a 56K modem connection may be acceptable. Be aware that certain courses may not be compatible with Mac computers. Possible software you'll need might include Microsoft Office, Norton Anti-Virus or Windows Media Player.

How Do I Choose a School?

Being a medical secretary isn't just about sitting behind a desk doing secretarial work on a computer. The job often calls for interaction with patients, physicians and other individuals, whether it's over-the-phone or face-to-face. Make sure you find a program that incorporates training in areas like communication and customer relations. Your classes should feature up-to-date medical office software.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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