Medical Administrative Assistant

Bitterroot College Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.

Program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry, e.g., Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Secretary, and Medical Records Clerks. Program covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. Program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field. Program prepares students to take the National Healthcareer Association's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.

Bitterroot College Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) program provides 50 hours of classroom instruction. Optional clinical externship of 40 hours is available upon successfull completion of program and CMAA exam.

Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines

Next Program Offering

PROGRAM TO BE DELIVERED REMOTELY VIA LIVE, INTERACTIVE VIDEOCONFERENCING -  see program application for details

  • Application/Fee Deadline: TBD
  • Program Start Date: TBD
  • Program Fee: TBD (see Program Information for fee assistance options)

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Future Program Dates

  • Future Program Start Date: TBD

Employment Outlook

Medical Secretary jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 23% between 2016 and 2026. The median national annual salary for Medical Secretaries is $34,610; in Montana, the median annual salary is $30,860For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Employment Statistics, Projections Central, and Montana's Informational Wage Rates by Occupation.

Questions?
Lea Guthrie
Continuing Education Director
(406) 541-3187