Professional Development

Medical Scribe and Administrative Professional

What does a Medical Scribe and Administrative Professional do?

Through the Medical Scribe & Administrative Professional career training, you will learn the combined skills of a medical scribe and medical administrative professional. This training equips students to work in a variety of healthcare settings. This gives you the versatility to accomplish many roles within the medical office. Some of the tasks this training prepares you for are transcribing for a physician or practitioner, handling phone calls, retrieving lab results, as well as other medical scribe tasks.

Where Can You Work?

Typically, Medical Scribe & Administrative Professionals work in inpatient or outpatient medical facilities or busy hospitals.


20 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Medical Scribe and Administrative 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:

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Comply with relevant laws and ethics, the Omnibus Rule, HIPAA and HITECH
  • Display strong attention to detail and accuracy with use of electronic health records
  • Discuss patient scheduling and related tasks for provider scheduling, intake procedures and preparation of records
  • Understand laboratory testing and pharmacology applicable to EHR
  • Explain how medical coding plays a role in and impacts the clinic workflow and revenue cycle

Courses - 20 Weeks

Program Preview

Medical Scribe and Administrative Professional Job Possibilities

Medical Scribe


$27,300 – $33,150

Medical Office Assistant


$21,000 – $42,000

Medical Administrative and Medical Secretary


$24,000 – $49,000

Certification Information

Upon completing your training, you’ll be qualified to earn 2 different certifications including Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP) credential through the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification by the National Healthcareer Association.


Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional

The AMSP credential showcases a student’s knowledge, skill, and ability to work as a medical scribe efficiently. Students must possess less than 200 hours of documented front-line, on-the-job medical scribe experience in order to sit for the exam.


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.


How long does it take to become a Medical Scribe & Administrative Professional?

You will complete the courses in this program over 21 weeks, making students job-ready in 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 Assistant and Administration Specialist career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.