Professional Development

Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) Specialist

What does a Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) Specialist do?

With the Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) career training, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed in a variety of different settings. You’ll gain the experience to handle patient data, coding, medical records, and other front-office tasks while also understanding how to handle direct contact with patients.

Where Can You Work?

A Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) specialist is able to work in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, doctor’s offices, hospitals, laboratories, urgent care centers, nursing homes, and clinics.


19 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) Specialist


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 program, you’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology in a healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws
  • Accurately obtain patient information, verify insurance coverage, and prepare forms and reports
  • Employ Electronic Health Record and related Practice Management applications
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes in the medical record
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional

Courses - 19 Weeks

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Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) Specialist Job Possibilities

Electronic Health Records Specialist


$25,000 – $63,000

Records Documentation Specialist


$32,000 – $69,000

EMR and EHR Assistant


$35,000 – $74,000

Certification Information

Upon completion of your training, you’ll be qualified to earn 2 certifications: The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certificate, or CEHRS, and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant credential through the National Healthcareer Association.


Certified Clinical
Medical Assistant

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification can help you stand out in the world of medical assistants and allows you to join the workforce with an advantage.


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist

The Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist certificate ensures that you understand how to properly handle patient health records.

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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.


How long does it take to become a Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 19 weeks, making students job-ready in under 5 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Medical Front Office & Electronic Health Records (EHR) career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.