Jun 21, 2017

Medical Office Specialist/Medical Billing Specialist


Do you know one area of the labor market that is growing much faster than average?  It’s the field of medical office management.  In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s expected to grow at a rate of more than 17% over the next ten years, which is considered to be much faster than the average for other occupations.  Due to a large “baby boomer” population and the fact that people are staying active longer, the entire healthcare profession is expected to see an increase in demand.  So how can you tap into this market in the least amount of time possible?  Come join us at West Tennessee Business College and enroll in either our Medical Office Specialist program or our Medical Billing Specialist program.

Here are some common questions you may have:

What is the difference between these two programs?

The Medical Billing Specialist focuses on organizational skills with relation to insurance and billing duties in a medical facility.  There is more emphasis on billing, electronic health records, and insurance, and students learn proficiency in these areas.  In addition, there is coursework on Anatomy and Medical Terminology so that the Medical Billing Specialist can provide accurate information on all paperwork.

The Medical Office Specialist focuses on overall office management and customer service.  There is more of an emphasis on administrative skills including Microsoft Word and Excel and oral/written communication.  This program ensures that students are skilled at general office procedures and performing other administrative roles as needed to keep a busy medical office well organized and functioning smoothly.

How long are these programs?

The Medical Billing Specialist program is approximately 55 weeks long, and the Medical Office Specialist program is approximately 60 weeks in length.  In either program, students take only one course at a time for five weeks so that the entire focus is on one specialty at a time.  In addition, we keep class sizes small so that students get personal attention and the assistance that they need to be successful.

Is there Financial Aid available for either of these programs?

Yes!  We do offer financial aid for qualifying students.  We have a Financial Aid officer on staff, and we handle all of our financial aid right here on campus.

How often do classes meet?

Our courses meet four days a week or four nights a week, whichever fits best with your schedule!  The day courses meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30-1:00, and the evening courses meet Monday through Thursday from 5:30 – 10:00.

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