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Medical Practice Management

Associate's Degree

The growing demand for quality health care has increased the need for trained and experienced medical professionals.* With our Medical Practice Management associate's degree program, you could acquire the in-depth training and job knowledge needed to pursue an entry-level position in the health care field. At Brightwood College, we can help you gain the skills needed to stand out to prospective employers.

This program is designed to help you train to become a medical practice manager, medical office manager, medical assistant manager, or a similar position in a health care facility. In these positions, it could be your job to help keep a medical office running efficiently. Through group discussions, lectures, and hands-on laboratory experience, you can develop the administrative, communication, management, and accounting skills that could help you find career success.

Professional Responsibilities

This is your opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully seek a career in the medical field. Brightwood College's Medical Practice Management associate degree can teach you how to perform duties in the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Patient communication
  • Personnel management
  • Insurance coding and billing
  • Medical records management
  • Appointment scheduling

Potential Medical Practice Management Career Opportunities

After earning an associate's degree in Medical Practice Management, graduates may search for entry-level positions in these settings:

  • Dental offices
  • Hospitals
  • Health care clinics
  • Home health agencies

The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed. Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017 Edition, Healthcare Occupations, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm (accessed March 2016). Expected national growth rate through the year 2024. National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth or any particular salary.

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