Professional Development

Medical Front Office Administration Specialist

What does a Medical Front Office Administration Specialist do?

With the Medical Front Office Administration Specialist career training, you open the door to a variety of front office positions. This career training provides you with skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. These skills include information management, appointment scheduling, basic financial understanding, and telephone customer service.

Where Can You Work?

A front office specialist works in a variety of different healthcare settings and departments. These can include private practices or hospitals.



15 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Allied Healthcare Professional


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Comply with basic medical ethics as well as HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS regulations
  • Understand and utilize medical terminology for administrative duties in a medical facility
  • Evaluate a medical office’s scheduling needs and appropriately book patient services
  • Accurately obtain patient information, verify insurance coverage, and prepare encounter forms
  • Correctly file medical records, and perform basic financial and other general office procedures

Courses - 15 Weeks

Program Preview

Medical Front Office Administration Specialist Job Possibilities

Medical Receptionist


$21,000 – $28,000

Medical Administrative and Medical Secretary


$24,000 – $49,000

Patient Centered Care Coordinator


$30,000 – $72,000

Certification Information

Upon completion of your training, you’ll be qualified to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant credential through the National Healthcareer Association.


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.

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Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit.

Is the Medical Front Office Administration Specialist career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.

How long does it take to become a Medical Front Office Administration Specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 15 weeks, making students job-ready in 3.5 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.