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Career Spotlight: Healthcare Administration Training Program

In our previous blog, we covered the other three career training programs offered at NCC, so it seems fitting to discuss the remaining one today: Healthcare Administration.

What are the responsibilities of this job?

Health care administrators are generally in charge of the other medical office assistants, acting as a supervisor. This includes managing health information systems, filing patient paperwork, doing front desk duties, communicating with insurance companies, maintaining financial records, and keeping other workers on task.

What sort of student chooses healthcare administrative positions?

Unlike the other programs, this career is best for students who already have experience in the healthcare and medical fields and are looking for career advancement. If you previously worked or are currently employed as a medical assistant or office specialist, consider attending National Career College courses in order to earn a promotion and raise.

Although medical employment is recommended for these courses, it is not required. Other qualified candidates include:

  • People with administrative experience in another field
  • Responsible workers capable of handling a staff and administrative duties
  • Inspired individuals wanting to start a lucrative new career!

What topics do NCC courses cover?

Along with reviewing administrative duties, our programs also cover medical topics, such as terminology, anatomy, and physiology, which allow you to communicate with doctors, nurses, and other staff members.

We also provide courses in electronic medical recordkeeping (EMR), medical coding and billing, and computer filing. These are near-universal skills that can be applied to any health care business or facility.

What happens after graduation?

After the yearlong course, we arrange for our students to receive hands-on training in their field. For an administrator, this could take place in a doctor’s office, hospital, or health insurance building.

Our courses are designed to increase the likelihood of employment and promotion. Even if you do not initially get hired into your desired position, you will have the necessary skills to prove your value and receive a promotion.

National Career College In-Depth Training Medical Field

At National Career College in Los Angeles, we have specialists who provide career training in the medical and dental fields. These positions do not require a PhD or graduate degree for employment, but having job-specific training will greatly increases your odds of getting hired.

Here are the professions in which we train students, along with a brief description of each:

Medical Office Specialist

In this career, you will be in charge of administrative duties, such as front desk management, filing patient paperwork, and dealing with medical billing and bookkeeping. NCC teaches typing skills, introduces students to filing programs, explains basic insurance billing procedures, and show you proper etiquette when interacting with patients at the front desk.

Medical Assistant

A Medical Assistant’s duties often fall somewhere between the office specialist and a nurse; she must be a jack-of-all-trades. Along with patient paperwork filing and front desk duties, the assistant is asked to help the doctor with her duties, like checking vital signs, asking for patient information, and running basic laboratory tests. NCC prepares you with a wide array of courses, from Medical Terminology to Medical Office Finance.

Dental Lab Technician

NCC began as a school for dental assistants, teaching students how to operate the newest machinery in the dentistry field. Although we have expanded, we are still one of only a few colleges offering such advanced dental training courses in Los Angeles. In particular, our CAD/CAM program is well-renowned within the dental community for graduating students who are proficient in the technology and ready for employment. We will train you with multiple technologies designed to create molds of teeth for patients.