Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, has launched a new Medical Administrative Assistant training program designed to comprehensively prepare students for a career in this growing healthcare field in less than three months. The program’s curriculum is approved by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), a leading industry organization, and has been designed to ensure that graduates are prepared to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam offered by the NHA.
“We’re excited to be launching the Medical Administrative Assistant training program,” said COO Mark Thomas, the Career Step executive over development. “The NHA’s approval of our curriculum is a testament to the preparation it provides for the CMAA, which is one of the most recognized and respected industry certifications in this profession. We’ve worked extensively with industry professionals and subject-matter experts to ensure the program offers a comprehensive learning experience that helps students gain all the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their new careers and get into the workforce quickly.”
At one time, nurses handled the front office operations of healthcare practices and facilities. However, the nationwide nursing shortage has pushed healthcare providers to hire administrative staff to handle front office responsibilities such as managing the day-do-day operations of the facility, updating and organizing medical records, handling insurance paperwork, scheduling and coordinating appointments, and more. According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical administrative assistants will grow by 27%, or 125,000 new jobs, by 2018, clearly showing this shift toward hiring specialized administrative staff.
“We recognized an area with a need for well-trained professionals, and with the help of industry experts, we’ve developed the comprehensive, streamlined Medical Administrative Assistant course to quickly prepare students for this field,” said Michael Wilstead, Career Step CEO. “There are opportunities for medical administrative assistants in almost every community, and healthcare providers don’t have the time to train administrative staff. With Career Step training, graduates will very quickly gain the skills they need to get the edge in the job market and excel in their new field.”
For more information on the new Career Step Medical Administrative Assistant training program, visit CareerStep.com/maa or call 1-800-411-7073.