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One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

Career Details


Students in Medical Administrative Assistant are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations
  • Greet visitors, determine the purpose of their visits, and direct visitors to the appropriate staff members
  • Answer phones and transfer calls to the appropriate staff members
  • Manage financial records
  • Understand health insurance policies

Career Options

Most Medical Administrative Assistant Job Corps graduates go to work for a hospital or a doctor’s office. A medical administrative assistant is often the first person a patient sees when entering a doctor’s office or hospital; so, those who choose this career path should have friendly, understanding personalities. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity and dependability, attention to detail, concern for others, and stress tolerance. 


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

Medical Administrative Assistant Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Concern for others
Stress tolerance

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