Medical Office Assistant

Program Description

The Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program provides intensive training and a strong emphasis on learning practical skills. Students will take courses in data and word processing, keyboarding, secretarial practices, medical billing and coding, medical office administrative procedures and medical terminology. Upon completion of the certificate, students may work in medical offices, insurance companies and multi-specialty centers as medical office assistants.

Credits obtained by students while in the Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Medical Office Assistant: 319092.

Program Summary Chart


Medical Office Certificate

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

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(One Time Fee)


Median Loan*:


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More Information
Office Technology Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

*The Median Loan Debt is calculated base on students who received Student loans to finance their tuition and have completed this program.

Medical Office Assistant
21 Credits
Required Major Courses
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS111 Secretarial Practices I
3 Credits
SS120 Medical Billing and Coding
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing I
3 Credits
SS130 Medical Office Administrative Procedures
3 Credits
SS204 Medical Terminology for the Secretary
3 Credits
Arts and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts
  General Education Courses (Select two)
6 Credits
  Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Medical office assistants are a vital part of the running and maintenance of physician offices, hospitals and outpatient care centers. Assistants are responsible for performing secretarial duties including, but not limited to, billing patients, scheduling appointments, answering phones and compiling medical charts. Bramson ORT College prepares students in this program to perform these activities, as well as others, successfully and efficiently.

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing Clerk
  • Medical Office Receptionist
  • Medical Support Assistant
  • Back Office Medical Assistant
  • Front Office Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Clerk
  • Hospital Medical Secretary
  • Specialty Practitioner Office Medical Secretary
  • Outpatient Care Center Medical Secretary

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Medical Secretaries. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Medical Secretary


    Offices of Physicians

    Medical Secretary


    General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

    Medical Secretary


    Offices of Dentists

    Medical Secretary


    Offices of Other Health Practitioners

    Medical Secretary


    Outpatient Care Centers