You want a career that can provide stability and security. Earning a certificate can help you break into the growing field of health administration – providing you the opportunity to pursue your career goals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical records and health information technicians1 as well as medical administrative assistants2 is projected to grow 14-15 percent between 2014 and 2024. With our online certificate programs, in about a year you can gain the in-demand skills employers in these fields are looking for.
Explore these in-demand occupations and find out which certificate program aligns with your goals:
As a medical billing & coding specialist, you'll maintain the accuracy of coding and billing processes and documentation. These specialists also ensure that diagnoses and coding align, and help streamline the billing, claims and reimbursement processes within a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, private practices, ambulatory care and community health clinics, dental offices, residential care providers and beyond.1
Our Medical Records Certificate program prepares you to take, the industry-recognized Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA).
With a career as an Electronic Health Records Specialist, your ability to manage data play a vital role in ensuring patient data completeness, accuracy of data entry and ensuring patient privacy. As the information liaison between health care providers and insurance companies,EHR specialists often work in a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, private practices, ambulatory care and community health clinics, dental offices, residential care providers and beyond.
Our Electronic Health Records Fundamentals Certificate will prepare you to take the industry-recognized Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS™) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA).
Our Health and Wellness Administration Foundations Certificate will prepare you to take, the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association® (NHA).
Working as a Medical Administrative Assistant, you'll help keep office procedures running smoothly, which may involve interacting directly with patients, scheduling appointments, maintaining correspondence, and compiling records and charts. As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you may find work in a hospital, private practice, other private health care provider, dentist office, outpatient care facility and medical spa or weight management clinic setting.2
Visit phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment for more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited July 21, 2016).
Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.