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Medical Office Professional
(Associate of Applied Science)

Achieve a Associate Degree in as few as 17 months

Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Medical Office Professional degree program is to provide students the opportunity, along with their occupational skills, to develop essential basic skills for continued learning and career development through general education courses that include: mathematics; written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. The program prepares students to successfully complete the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification test.

 Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in computer skills, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, communication, psychosocial skills, office procedures, insurance, and ancillary coding procedures with continuous practice in the school labs.

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Medical Office Professional
(Associate of Applied Science)

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Curriculum

In order to graduate from the Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

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Career Outlook

Career Overview

The Medical Office Professional has the skills necessary to handle most medical office business and financial operations, including accounts receivable and payable, billing and fee collection, payroll and taxes, records management, insurance claims processing, typing, and word processing. The Medical Office Professional brings a thorough understanding of medical and insurance terminology along with skills in interpersonal communications and public relations. Employment opportunities in this field are to be found in a broad range of settings, from physicians’ and dentists’ offices to long-term-care facilities and hospitals, to medical insurance companies.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation and Licensure

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FAQ

What is the difference between a medical office administrator and a medical office professional?

While both roles are essentially the same position, there are subtle differences required by each employer. As a medical office administrator, you handle most medical office business and financial operations. You help make it possible for your employer to collect monetary reimbursements from patients’ insurance providers, essential to the success of your employer’s medical business. As a medical office professional, you work in an administrative environment performing duties such as transcription, coding, billing, word processing, filing and working with various medical-office software packages.

How Long Is The Medical Office Professional (Associate Of Applied Science) Program at Concorde?

The Medical Office Professional program can be completed in as few as 17 months. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.

When Does Concorde’s Medical Office Professional (Associate Of Applied Science) Program Start?

Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) program starts at the Memphis location.

What is the medical office professional career outlook?

According to BLS.gov, the medical office professional job field is expected to grow by 18 percent through 2028. As the medical and health care industries continue to grow, so likely will the need for qualified medical office professionals.

Why should I become a medical office professional?

By becoming a medical office professional, you’re part of a team that help others lead a better standard of life. You’ll be working behind the scenes organizing and analyzing patient and medical information to process health insurance, medical billing, and medical coding.

Does Concorde offer medical office professional externships?

Yes, Concorde offers externships in the area through a number of employer partners in various local communities near our campus locations.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Medical Office Professional (Associate of Applied Science) program?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?