Wednesday, April 27th is Administrative Professionals Day, a time when those working in administrative roles are honored for their contributions in the workplace. Administrative professionals handle multiple tasks to keep business and organizations running smoothly. In addition to handling many routine office tasks such as answering phones, completing paperwork and filing records, many also take on other responsibilities which may include preparing and analyzing reports, processing payroll information, coordinating office services, and supervising other office staff.
Healthcare Administration Careers
There are various types of Administrative roles present in the workplace today. Many tend to think of Administrative Assistants and Secretaries when they think of Administrative professionals and these individuals definitely fall into that category, but there are many more occupations that can be celebrated on Administrative Professionals Day. Many healthcare offices and facilities have Medical Secretaries, who may often have a more specialized role (or would have received more specialized occupation-specific training) compared to an Administrative professional working in a non-healthcare environment. Those who work with Medical Records, Health Information Technicians, Medical Billers, and Medical Coders could also be considered Administrative professionals.
On Administrative Professionals Day, all of us here at Dorsey Schools salute the hard-working men and women who work in these roles and keep business and organizations running smoothly on a daily basis. A career as an Administrative Professional can be a good choice for someone that wants to work in a support role within a business or healthcare setting. In addition, several roles that Administrative Professionals fill are projected to grow in the coming years based on data from the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. Here’s some data our team here at Dorsey Schools found that we wanted to share regarding the outlook for various Administrative roles within healthcare for the coming years:
What they do: Medical secretaries perform various administrative duties in healthcare facilities such as scheduling appointments, answering the phone, and performing routine office work. They may also bill patients and compile records, reports, and charts.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
What they do: Medical records and health information technicians typically work with and manage healthcare-oriented data, records, and information. This includes ensuring information is complete, accurate, and secure. The occupational title Medical Records and Health Information Technicians may often be used to include those who work in medical billing and coding jobs.
Job outlook: According to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 12.2% from 2012 to 2022.*
Medical Training Programs for Healthcare Careers at Dorsey Schools
Dorsey Schools, a trusted name in career training and education in Michigan for over 80 years, offers a variety of Medical Training Programs for those who wish to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Among these offerings, many Dorsey Schools campuses offer a Medical Administration and Billing program for those who wish to pursue a career in healthcare but want to work in an administrative role, such as a medical secretary. For those who wish to work in more of a clinical role, Dorsey Schools offers several training programs such as a Medical Assistant program and a Patient Care Technician program (again, program availability will vary by campus). To learn more about the various Medical Training Programs for Careers in Healthcare offered at Dorsey Schools, you can give Dorsey Schools a call at 888-422-1188 or request info online.
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