What it is
Medical Transcriptionist training to be a Registered Nurse
healthcare administrationjobs and healthcare management jobs. Healthcare administration workers ensure that patients’ medical records are complete and accurate, billing and insurance are processed correctly and hospitals and medical offices run smoothly. Specific responsibilities may include scheduling patients’ appointments, recording information on patients’ medical charts and transcribing reports dictated by doctors. Medical assistants also have some clinical duties, such as recording patients’ medical history and vital signs.
What it's like
Medical and Health Services Manager
Healthcare administration jobs are available in hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation facilities and community clinics. Some health administration workers — like medical transcriptionists — are able to work from home as self-employed independent contractors. Most healthcare administration jobs are 40 hours a week, but it depends where one works.
To learn more about what working in health administration is like, see what Jennifer, a medical secretary, Melissa, a medical transcriptionist, and Cliff, a medical and health services manager, have to say about their jobs.
What it takes
Healthcare administration jobs typically require strong knowledge of medical terminology, careful attention to detail, and office and computer skills. Certain jobs also call for special skills and certifications. For example, health and medical interpreters need to be proficient in English and another language and complete a certificate program.
Healthcare management jobs are senior positions that require more training and management experience. At large hospitals and medical centers, healthcare management jobs require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. However, some private doctor’s offices and other small employers may accept prior experience working in health administration in place of formal education.
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