Medical Office Manager
The role of medical office manager, like medical assisting, is one of fastest growing occupations. It also commands a high salary. Many medical assisting professionals choose to study to become a medical office managers. Strong candidates from both medical and administrative backgrounds would be well suited for this role.
Medical office managers plan and oversee healthcare delivery in hospitals, outpatient care centers, physicians' practices and home health care centers. With such a wide spectrum of healthcare in the US today, job specifications for medical office managers can vary dramatically. In smaller practices, medical offices managers will oversee staff management and health informatics. In larger facilities, medical office managers may oversee medical assistants in each of these areas and take on more of a directorial role. With an evolving health service, medical officer managers' roles are widening all the time. New technology, laws and preventive care must all be taken on board by the proactive medical office manager.
Most medical office managers need at least a bachelor's degree. This and an administrative background is sufficient for entry level positions. It would be wise to progress to a master's later for more complex medical office management positions. To become a successful medical office manager your program must include the following areas: Organization and management principles and practices, Strategic planning, Marketing, Accounting, Human resources administration, Strategic planning, Health information systems, and Medical law. You can also specialize in different areas of medical office management, according to your chosen place of work.
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