GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!
GET UP TO $4,500 IN GRANTS TOWARD YOUR TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!

M O Specialist

Join ranks of everyday heroes!

Keeping practices operational!

Be the Backbone of Healthcare.

OURDIFFERENCE

OURDIFFERENCE

* SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

WE'RE DIFFERENT.
SO ARE YOU.

We offer our learners the opportunity to LEARN, DO, and LIVE a new career.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AMEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST CAREER

Why would you want to be a Medical Office Assistant?


Medical Office Assistants are an essential part of any healthcare team.

They play a crucial role in helping healthcare providers deliver quality patient care. If you enjoy working with people, are organized, and have good communication skills, becoming a Medical Office Assistant can be a fulfilling career choice.

What are Medical Office Assistants?

Medical Office Assistants are trained professionals who work in healthcare settings such as medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. They provide administrative and clinical support to healthcare providers, including managing patient records, scheduling appointments, communicating with patients, and performing basic medical procedures.

Where can Medical Office Assistants work?

Medical Office Assistants can work in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.

What skills do you need to be a Medical Office Assistant?

To be a successful Medical Office Assistant, you need to have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, good communication skills, and basic computer skills. You should also be able to work well under pressure and be comfortable with handling sensitive information.

Do you need any certifications to become a Medical Office Assistant?

While certification is not always required to become a Medical Office Assistant, it can be beneficial for career advancement and demonstrate your proficiency in the field. There are several certification programs available, including the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Do you need training to become a Medical Office Assistant?

Yes, you need training to become a Medical Office Assistant. Medical Office Assistant training is essential to ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform your job duties effectively. Completing a Medical Office Assistant program can help you gain the skills and experience you need to succeed in this rewarding career.

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

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CAREER TRAINING.FOR YOUR FUTURE.

  • Southern Careers Institute
  • Competitors
Southern Careers InstituteCompetitors
$3999
/year
$3999
/year
290 Hours of Hands-On Lab Hours
146 Hours Of On-The-Job Externship
Electronic Records for Medical Practices
Telemedicine Communication Training
Hybrid Learning
Full-Time Day Classes
Part-Time Night Classes
Sit for as many as 3 Certifications
Earn up to 16 Career Skill Competency Badges
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU GET AS AMEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST TRAINEE

CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDED

Microsoft Word Certified*

CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps)

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

*Exam fee included in tuition if taken within three months of program completion.

SKILLS

Anatomy Career

Billing Insurance

Career Service

Communication

EHR Intermediate Career

Medical Office Specialisty

Claims and Collections

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Problem Solving

Professionalism

Scheduling and Planning

Telemedicine

Transformative Body Systems

Vital Body Systems

Words Per Minute

Course Descriptions

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic word processing. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Word Exam.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on the basic techniques of electronic spreadsheets. Through utilization of application software, students will study the functionality of the program in creating work products. Preparation for Certiport MOS Excel Exam.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

The role of customer service is studied focusing on skills needed to work effectively with individuals or groups. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be incorporated in exploring varying aspects of interaction with internal and external customers.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces the skills needed for career success. Students will have the opportunity to learn about setting personal
and professional goals, job search techniques and portfolio development. Final resume, cover letter and mock interviews are key
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Occupation Code:43-6013
Location
Austin Brownsville-Harligen Corpus Christi
Pharr
San Antonio North & South Waco
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Mean Annual Wage
$38,260 $30,050 $35,360 $30,230 $36,300 $34,240
What makes Southern Careers Institute different?
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aspects of this course. Students may also learn about different career paths.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the keyboard and proper touch typing will be focused on in this course. Students will utilize word processing software to incorporate keyboarding skills in the creation of business and professional documents.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 /Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study communication skills utilizing informal writing techniques. Focus will be on the production of work product that
Copy to come.
demonstrates basic skills in communicating to individuals or groups. Software and/or online ancillaries will be incorporated to
supplement project creation.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the foundational systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will be introduced to the anatomy, physiology, structure, and function of the vital systems of the human body. The structure and function of the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Respiratory, and Nervous systems will be taught. Common diseases and disorders associated with these systems will be discussed, along with common Medical Terminology roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the electronic health record. Students will practice administrative tasks such as scheduling, completing reports, entering coding, and billing information, and submitting claims. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations is emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will explore the electronic health record. Students will practice administrative tasks such as maintaining records, completing forms, documenting diagnoses, and posting charges, payments, and adjustments. Healthcare ethics and compliance with HIPAA regulations are emphasized throughout the course.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course exposes students to the fundamental elements and terminology of medical insurance payment systems and reimbursements. Students will examine different types of healthcare insurance coverage, the medical billing cycle, and the general guidelines and processes for claims preparation and transmission. Types of data that must be gathered in each patient encounter will be discussed, as well as protected health information as applied to HIPAA.

Hours: Theory 10 / Laboratory 30 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 2.5 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

In this course, students examine effective communication techniques used by professionals in a variety of medical settings. Emphasis is placed on appropriately tailoring verbal and written communication to various audiences and scenarios. Soft skills and etiquette are also addressed, especially as it pertains to professionalism, legal compliance, and the use of technology.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to law and ethics in the medical profession. Students will be introduced to the rights and responsibilities of healthcare consumers and providers. Differences between law, ethics and moral values will be presented. Protected health information will be identified and discussed as applied to HIPAA.

Hours: Theory 40 / Laboratory 0 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 4.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will study office procedures using the functionality of business machines in resolving business problems. Students will incorporate 10-key calculators and other electronic applications in completion of course objectives.

Hours: Theory 20 / Laboratory 20 / Total 40 / Quarter Credits 3.0 / Outside Hours 10 / Prerequisites: None

Students will explore office procedures associated with business transactions. Focus will include filing, time management, scheduling, planning, and operation of office machines.

CAREER TRAINING.YOU CAN TRUST

ACCREDITED

Southern Careers Institute is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

APPROVED

Southern Careers Institute is Approved for training by The Texas Workforce Commission.

authorized

Southern Careers Institute is Authorized by the National Health Career Association to train Medical Office Specialists and a certification testing site.

OUR GRADUATES HAVE BEENHIRED BY

Employers are not incentivized by Southern Careers Institute (SCI) to hire our graduates. Employers are not incentivized to review or comment on the performance and outcomes of our graduates, or on SCI. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, and job prospects are not indicative of those for current and future students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

THE NUMBERSSAY IT ALL

$ Million +
Institutional Grants Awarded To Those Who Qualified
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COE Graduate Placement Rate Across programs and Campuses

2022 Council of Occupational Education Average Placement Rate Across All Programs Offered at All Campuses.

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Years Proudly Serving The Texas Workforce
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Southern Careers Institute Graduates Last Year

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

GET UP TO $4,500FOR YOUR FUTURE

Get up to $4500 in grants toward your career training at Southern Careers Institute.

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

HEAR FROM STUDENTSJUST LIKE YOU

Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indictive of the possible job outcomes for future and current students. SCI does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI.

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER.

Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation, and we will pay for it!

1. Pick your certification

2. Take the certification exam within 3 months of graduation

3. We will pay for it!

FACT: TODAY'S EMPLOYERSNEED YOUR SKILLS

Nearly 7 out of 10 employers consider hiring those with a specialized certification.

Today’s employers want the confidence of hiring someone who has developed specific skills to meet their needs. It’s why 7 out of 10 employers accept candidates who don’t have a four-year degree

Considering Nontraditional Pathways

Nearly all employers say they are open to accepting candidates who don’t have a four-year college degree. Alternative credential employers say they are open to include:

A recognized certification
66%
A certificate
66%
A degree from MOOC
47%
A digital badge
24%

Source: Learning House and Future Workforce Study

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Occupation Code:43-6013

Location Mean Annual Wage
Austin $38,260
Brownsville-Harligen $30,050
Corpus Christi $35,360
Pharr $30,230
San Antonio North & South $36,300
Waco $34,240

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) does not guarantee employment or a starting salary upon graduation, completion, or withdrawal from SCI. It is not required to attend SCI to attain a job or earn a certain salary in a field of employment. Past students’ outcomes, starting salaries, or job prospects are not indicative of those for future and current students. 

Displayed salaries and job outlook data do not reflect the prospects of Southern Careers Institute graduates’ job placement outcomes and starting salaries. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data, job prospects, and salary data sourced for (insert specific metro and job page) does not reflect data applicable to entry-level positions.

FINANCIAL AID. THE SIMPLE WAY.

We're here to make sure you can afford the career training you need. Our combination of grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and Military education benefits are here to ensure a stress-free experience that works around your finances.

Institutional Grants

Federal Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

Workforce Funding

Private Student Loans

As an accredited post-secondary institution, SCI has various federal financial assistance programs available for qualified students enrolled in SCI programs. This does not apply to seminar students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

FREQUENTLY ASKEDQUESTIONS

We give students an alternative to expensive, four-year degrees. Employers are looking for specific skills from candidates they can hire with confidence. Our coursework goes deeper than pen and paper, providing hands-on learning opportunities that set us apart from the competition. Our goal is to provide you with an education that will empower your future.

That’s okay! At Southern Careers Institute, we have had a plethora of students successfully complete their programs after being away from school for long periods of time. We’re ready to meet you where you’re at, providing a community-based learning environment where you’ll feel right at home as you readjust to life as a student!

Southern Careers Institute provides you with the training you need to sit for certifications in your chosen field. Whether it’s our Medical Assistant training program, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program, Pharmacy Technician program, Business Accounting Specialist program, HVAC program, or any other educational programs available, rest assured that you will graduate ready to tackle industry-specific certifications.

As an accredited school, we participate in many financial aid and grant programs to make your education more achievable. Contact us today and one of our financial aid representatives will explain the process and answer all of your questions.
We have experienced financial aid officers at each campus ready to help you with all your needs. Upon your personal interview, a financial aid officer can determine which financial aid programs you qualify for.
Call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS today to speak with one of our admissions representatives, who will be happy to schedule an appointment to answer all your questions and help match your personality to a specific career path.

“Southern Careers Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300,
Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 396-3898 or (800) 917-2081″

Transfer students need to provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions to be eligible for credit transfer with SCI. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.
If you are a student transferring from another school, you must provide a transcript and detailed course descriptions for review prior to starting school. Please be advised that the acceptance of credits from another school/state board is at the sole discretion of Southern Careers Institute.

Completion time varies by program. However, we can share that our program lengths average between 36-48 weeks. (with successful fulltime enrollment)

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