Here are a few qualities that dependable medical administrative assistants have in common:
- Sociable: Spending time with others is fun and rewarding.
- Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
- Friendly: You make others feel welcomed and relaxed in potentially stressful situations.
- Reliable: Patients can rely on you to work hard and perform consistently.
Penn Foster was the one school that I found where I could work at my own pace while being a mom with a busy and active schedule, and holding down employment. With Penn Foster, I was able to tell my children that while they were doing their homework, I was going to do mine. I was also able to take my courses with me when I traveled or went to the library. It was nice not to be stuck in a classroom.
- Lauri T., Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate
I am so happy that I made a career change with the help of Penn Foster. Penn Foster makes it easy, and they are always supportive and encouraging to you. Whenever I had a question, I just gave my instructors a call, and they were very helpful and easy to talk with. The online testing made it convenient, and my shipments always arrived right on time.
- Christine R., Penn Foster Graduate
Penn Foster is a great place to learn. The instructors are only a phone call away if you need any help. They are friendly and eager to assist. It is a truly great way to get an education. I even met a few new friends online who were taking the same program that I was. We were able to help each other when needed. I plan on taking another program from Penn Foster.
- Karen M., Penn Foster Graduate
We make sure you have everything you need:
- Graduate debt free with 0% interest
- Books, learning aids, and electronic medical records software included
- Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
- Instructional support from our world-class faculty
- Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online campus, plus immediate membership in the Medical Admin Assistant academic group
- Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
- Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
Where can I expect to work as a medical administrative assistant?
As a medical administrative assistant, you can work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, insurance companies, or public health clinics. There are also opportunities as a medical records or admissions clerk, a medical office manager, or a chance to work in a pharmacy, pathology lab, or in medical records.
Can I transfer previously earned credits to the Penn Foster Medical Administrative Assistant Career Diploma program?
Yes, you can receive advanced academic credit for some courses within the program, which means you can move through your curriculum faster and earn your certificate or diploma sooner. Learn more about our transfer credit policy.
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