Course Description

A Medical Secretary works in physician offices, general medical and surgical hospitals, offices of dentists and other health practitioners, outpatient care centers, clinics, and urgent care facilities. Medical secretaries perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence. Employment in this field is expected to grow faster than average, with projected job openings nation-wide of 278,400. Median income for medical secretaries in Texas in 2013 was $13.91 per hour.  

 Courses may be taken in any order.

Courses Included in the Certificate
Upon completion of all courses in the series, students are eligible for the Administrative Health Assistant certification through the National Healthcareer Association.


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Textbook Information
Most courses within this certificate series require textbooks. Click here for course syllabi.
Other Information
Hours: 275
Cost: $1,830

You can pay for each course as you take them - you do not need to pay for all courses within the series at the same time.

Healthcare courses must receive a passing grade on all quizzes/tests as well as 90% attendance for each course - no exceptions.

For non-medical courses, you must be present 90% of each class meeting to fulfill the attendance requirements - no exceptions.

Please click here for information on how to sign up for the NHA certification exam. Click here for the NHA CMAA Test Plan. You may purchase student materials from NHA that will include 3 separate practice exams with 2 attempts each and an updated study guide.

Upon completion of all requirements email CE Healthcare to request your certificate. Include in the email how you would like your name to appear along with your current mailing address.