Medical Administration Requirements
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Certificates or associate's degree programs are available in medical administration or health information technology. A certificate program often takes one year to complete, whereas an associate's degree requires two years of study.
Certificate programs may cover keyboarding, healthcare laws, medical terminology, transcription and medical office procedures. Associate's degree programs typically include these same courses but also expand on more advanced administrative subjects, like records and office management. Students who complete these programs often go on to become medical secretaries.
Medical Administration Careers
The career trajectory of people with a Medical Administration degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Medical Administration degrees have experience in is Medical Secretary, followed by Medical Assistant, Health Services Manager, Medical Records Technician, Machine Feeder, Dental Assistant, Surgical Assistant, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician, Skincare Specialist, and Phlebotomist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Health Services Manager||2.9%||0.1%||40.8×|
|Medical Records Technician||1.3%||0.1%||18.0×|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician||1.1%||0.1%||7.5×|
Medical Administration Salary
Medical Administration graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
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|75th (top earners)||-|
Medical Administration Underemployment
Medical Administration graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
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|We are still collecting information for this degree|