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Why You Should Consider Earning a Health Care Administration Certificate

Posted: February 25, 2021 by Diane Smith
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Students who earn their Health Care Administration Certificate can be working in the medical field in as little as nine months.
 


When was the last time you visited a doctor’s office? Think back to that time and think about the first interaction you had. It was probably with someone at the front desk. Did you know the person who greeted you was likely a trained medical administrative assistant, or health care administrative assistant? If you have been thinking about a career in the medical field, enjoy patient interaction but do not necessarily want to deal with things like blood and needles, this could be a great path for you. With a Health Care Administration Certificate from Pima Medical Institute, you could be on your way to a rewarding career in as little as nine months.

While checking in patients is an important part of a health care administrative assistant’s job, many other tasks help keep the medical office running smoothly. In addition to greeting patients, you will manage electronic health records and ensure the office operates efficiently, while also fostering a friendly and positive patient experience. This entry-level position does not work directly with patient care, rather focuses on the administrative side of the business. However, that does not diminish the importance of the role a health care administrative assistant plays. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is projected to grow eight percent by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

For many people, the Health Care Administrative Assistant Certificate at Pima Medical is the first step in their career path. The medical career college also offers a pathway for career advancement. Many students start by earning their Health Care Administration Certificate then move on to the Health Care Administration Associate Degree program. Some even continue to earn their bachelor’s degree in health care administration. And, just this year Pima Medical launched its first ever Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, which offers a health care administration track.

So, if you are interested in a rewarding career in health care, are organized, enjoy greeting patients and keeping an office running smoothly, the Health Care Administration Certificate program could be a great choice. And, knowing you can continue with your education, while you work with our 100% online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree, you could continue on a pathway to career success. Learn more now.
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