Education Details

Medical Receptionist
Award type: Certificate
Everett Community College

Program Details  
Program Overview for Medical Receptionist
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Everett Community College
Program website
Program contact
Theresa Markovich
(425) 388-9241
Program description
Completion of the Medical Receptionist and Medical Administrative Support certificates help students develop computer literacy in Microsoft Office software, medical terminology, insurance reimbursement, front office registration, and patient communication skills. These certificates and the degree are designed to prepare students to successfully enter the workforce. Good English, oral and written communication skills, excellent human relations skills, and a typing speed of at least 40 words per minute for medical receptionists and 60 words per minute for medical administrative support personnel are strongly recommended for successful job placement. Employment opportunities for trained medical receptionists and medical administrative support personnel are expected to experience faster than average growth. Employment is generally found in health-related office environments such as physicians offices, hospitals, clinics, group medical practices, and other medical-care facilities. Medical receptionists and medical administrative support personnel perform such duties as greet patients and family members, maintain patient records, process insurance, schedule appointments, file, communicate using telephone and written communication, type, and manage the office and personnel. Anyone with a felony conviction should reconsider the program choice because it could prevent employment in the medical field. The certificates and degree are offered online as well as on campus. Every course is not offered each quarter, so please consult the class schedule and a program advisor to plan course selection. Students entering the program should have basic keyboarding (type by touch) and basic math skills. Eligibility for Math 80 or higher is recommended. Students entering the program without basic keyboarding skills should take BT100.
Financial Information
$1,474.15/15 Credits
Tuition per credit
$118.21 (WA Resident)
Technology fee $3.50/credit max $35 per quarter, Campus Enhancement $5/credit max $50 per quarter, Green fees $0.50 per credit max $7.50 Lab fees or other technology fees may be added per class. Contact the program specialist.
Books and materials
Supplies, tools, uniform
Other costs
if required, netbook rental $20 per quarter
Program Information
Length of training
1-2 Years
Award type
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Everett Transit

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some courses online
Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlinesome courses online
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided