Healthcare Administrative Assistant/Medical Transcription

Healthcare Administrative Assistant

Our Healthcare Administrative Assistant program offers a balance of lecture and applied learning. The program teaches specialized skills needed as a healthcare support professional, and a background in medical terminology usage and spelling. Students learn to prepare and maintain medical and financial records, make appointments, and work with patients over the phone and in person. Health insurance and 
medical-legal responsibilities are also studied.

The Healthcare Administrative Assistant program offers opportunities for men and women to pursue a career in healthcare facilities and other health-related areas including insurance, research, and pharmaceutical companies. Healthcare administrative assistants provide an important service to both physician and patient. They perform many functions: transcribe dictation, prepare correspondence, record, and chart, and assist with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings using text editing equipment. They also schedule appointments and meetings, bill patients, operate computers, work with insurance and coding, and provide other office supervisory activities.

Medical Transcription

Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings of medical procedures and doctors’ visits and transcribe them into organized reports.

This certificate program is for students who have prior administrative training and/or experience. Students should have keyboarding skills of 40-45 wpm, college entry-level business communication skills (English), and basic computer skills.

Congrats to student Mary Hill for her success at Minnesota Business Professionals of America! Read more

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.