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Medical Front Office Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

Degrees and certificates in the Medical Front Office program may lead to the following jobs or careers:

 

Medical Secretary

$12.96
Entry Hourly Wage

Medical Records/
Health Information Technician

$15.29
Entry Hourly Wage

Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence


Front Office vs. Back Office

The medical field has two distinct areas. “Front office” personnel work with patient records, insurance billing, computerized accounting, patient databases, transcription of dictated notes and applying standardized codes to patient records, among other responsibilities.

“Back office” personnel are the care providers, including physicians, nurses and a variety of assistants. Front office skills allow you to work in a medical facility without direct patient contact — using information technology skills to work in a health care setting.

What Does a Medical Front Office Assistant Do?

Special skills are necessary for handling a busy and demanding medical office. Front office support professionals perform administrative duties such as dealing with incoming and outgoing patients, scheduling and monitoring appointments and creating and maintaining patient records. 

Employers are looking for workers who are skilled in computer knowledge, diversity, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills. You’ll be trained in common medical terminology, medical office procedures, medical software applications, medical basic coding and medical insurance — so you can go right to work. 

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy — nearly one-third of the total increase — through 2024. Fourteen of the top 20 fastest-growing jobs listed by CareerOneStop (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor) are in health care occupations. Health information technician positions are projected to increase by 30%.


Job Opportunities and Growth

Job opportunities include:

  • Billing service organizations
  • Health care agencies
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Long-term or extended-care settings
  • Medical insurance companies
  • Medical specialist practices
  • Primary health care organizations
  • Surgical centers