College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
The national average salary for an AMA is $28,000-$39,700 with a median of $33,300 dependent upon experience.
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The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) is a professional office worker dedicated to assisting in the care of patients. Major categories of tasks performed by an administrative medical assistant include front desk procedures, scheduling, records management, administrative duties, billing and insurance. The work of administrative medical assistants requires many technical and personal skills. The role of the CMAA differs from that of the clinical medical assistant.
|ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT|
The training prepares students to work in doctor offices, hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, clinics, and health departments.
After completion of training students will sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Certification.
|HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare
|HTH 9660 Medical Administrative Office Procedures
|HTH 8900 Basic Medical Records Management||45|
|HTH 8920 Introduction to Medical Coding||15|
|HTH 9620 Beginning Medical Billing||30|
|HTH 9670 Medical Claims Processing
|Typing skills of at least 25 words per minute is recommended.|
With advanced training and education, Administrative Medical Assistants can become office managers and practice administrators of various healthcare offices.
Kelly Winters, MSN, RN, CPP
Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008–18 decade.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics