Use Your Organizational Skills In The Healthcare Industry

Medical Administration Associate’s Degree and Diploma

Our Medical Administration Associate’s degree and Diploma focuses on developing your specialized customer service office management skills for a healthcare setting so you can start a successful career in the rapidly advancing healthcare industry.

Through flexible courses offered fully online or on campus, you can complete your medical administration program on a schedule that works for you.



Courses to Help Start Your Medical Administration Career

Our medical administration curriculum prepares you for a successful career in any healthcare facility and includes:

  • Medical coding and electronic health records course
  • Applied learning and hands-on classroom exercises to prepare you for real-world scenarios
  • Office management tactics
  • Communication skill development
  • Insurance information processing

As an Associate's degree graduate, you can choose to enter the workforce, or you can continue your education by seamlessly transferring your credits into our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree program.

To learn more about our Medical Administration Associate's degree or Diploma, complete the contact request form on the right, or call us at 888-549-6755. One of our program managers will be happy to answer all questions.

Program Highlights
  • Small class sizes—both online and on campus—so you receive the personalized attention
  • Career services advisors help you find the job you want at the facility that aligns with your career goals
  • Continue your education by transferring your Associate's degree credits into our Healthcare Management Bachelor's degree

Medical Administration Degree Courses

Your online Medical Administration degree or diploma contains instruction on medical terminology, pathology, and basic concepts of health information management. You perform tasks like transcription, billing, and managing electronic health records to provide support to your facility’s healthcare team.

  • Understand medical office procedures
  • Perform medical coding, billing and insurance reimbursement
  • Perform medical office transcription, scheduling and other medical office procures
  • Specialized customer service office management skills for a healthcare setting

Sample Course List

Customer Service in Healthcare
This will prepare students to deliver outstanding customer service in a healthcare setting by providing them with an understanding of the factors that influence the perceptions of external and internal customers. Topics covered in this course include; the psychology of patients, customer service in a diverse world, listening skills and effective communication techniques.
Introduction to Medical Transcription
An introduction to the profession of medical transcription and medical editing. Topics covered will be the medical transcription process and the skills needed as well as technology and equipment used, work scenarios and work stations, employer expectations, salary methods, the job search, and professional associations. The student will explore the lifecycle of the patient record and how electronic health records impact the profession. Speech recognition and other technology will be presented along with resources that a medical transcriptionist will need to use on the job.
Medical Insurance and Billing
In this course students will receive an introduction to common 3rd party payers, insurance terminology, and medical billing. They will learn skills including claim forms preparation and processing, and electronic claim submission, and will review introductory medical coding. They will also examine plan options, payer requirements, state and federal regulations, and abstracting of source documents.
Medical Administration Capstone
This capstone class is designed to allow students to integrate the information and skills learned in the Medical Administration program. Students will complete a capstone project that incorporates coding, transcription, administrative, and medical office management skills.
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Estimated Program Cost

  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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    Price if you are continuously enrolled in your program of study until graduation. Estimated price does not include $150 course fee.

  • Grants

    None Partner Success
  • Discounts and Scholarships

    None Corporate Military Scholarship

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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
$2,281,040
4.9%
Associate's Degree
$1,763,440
6.8%
Some College
$1,622,240
8.7%
High School Diploma
$1,367,880
9.4%

**http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Medical Secretaries$21,890$26,060$31,350

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, bls.gov/ooh/

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

The average
starting salary
for our Medical Administration graduates:

Associate's
$27,717
Diploma
$23,846

Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer up to 67% of the credits required to complete your degree
  • Credits accepted from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Course-by-course evaluation of all courses with a grade of C or higher
  • No expiration of your previously-earned general education and certain degree-specific credits
  • Credit through prior learning, work, and military experience
    • Test out of courses where you can demonstrate specific knowledge
    • Complete advanced placement (AP) exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher
    • Successfully complete college exams (e.g., CLEP, DSST, DANTES, etc.)
    • Successfully submit course waivers for approval from Rasmussen College
    • Submit credits transcribed by the American Council of Education (ACE)
    • Submit a military transcript
  • Transfer all general education courses from your previously earned Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of course of study
  • Course waivers will be considered for students who have earned the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P) from AHIMA. In addition, an X-ray operator license may also be considered.
 
 
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