Projections of Employment

According to California Labor Market Information (LMI) the number of Medical Secretaries is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations.  Jobs for the Medical Secretaries are expected to increase by 21.5 percent, or 16,200 jobs between 2016-2026.

In Sacramento Metro Area, the number of Medical Secretaries is expected to grow much faster than average growth for all occupations.  Jobs for Medical Secretaries are expected to increase by 19.7 percent, or 810 jobs between 2014 and 2024.

 

“Medical Secretaries who work in clinics or hospitals can advance to administrative positions, such as senior Secretary, clerical supervisor, office manager, medical records clerk, administrative assistant, or unit manager.”

California Labor Market Informaiton

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What Medical Office Specialist Do:

Medical Secretaries provide administrative or clerical support to physicians or other health professionals. They schedule appointments and make sure the office runs smoothly. A good understanding of grammar, punctuation, and spelling is important because Medical Secretaries may assist physicians or medical scientists with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. Medical Secretaries’ work involves knowledge and use of medical terminology and hospital or laboratory procedures. The job duties of a Medical Secretary vary depending on the size of the office. In smaller offices, Medical Secretaries may greet patients, schedule appointments, keep records, answer phone calls, and order supplies. In larger establishments, Medical Secretaries could work in the medical records department or as a personal secretary to the department head. Additionally, Medical Secretaries may handle correspondence, bill patients, complete insurance forms, and transcribe dictation. They may keep financial records and handle credits, collections, and other bookkeeping duties. They also record simple medical histories and arrange for patients to be hospitalized. 

Become a Medical Office Specialist

The EGACE’s Medical Office Specialist program is 15 weeks program and trains graduates in all of the basic training required to work in a doctor’s office.

EGACE’s graduates qualify to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Office Assistant Exam.

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$2,800.00, includes all textbooks, materials, a set of scrubs, immunization, and
one NCCT Certificate exam.

Students are responsible for understanding the EGACE refund policy, CTI Refund Policy.

EGACE's Medical Office Specialist Program Information

Medical Office Specialist 2019-2020 School Year Schedule

Program hours: 376 hours

15 weeks  (M-F)

Spring Session: 3/13/2020-6/26/2020 7:30-11:30 am

Program Courses

1.   Workforce Development 5.   10-Key
2.   Word 2016 6.   Administrative Medical Assistant
3.   Excel 2016 7.   Medical Terminology & Anatomy and Physiology
4.   Keyboarding 8.   NCCT MOA Test Prep

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate
86%
Passing rate on Industry Certification Exam
78%
Placement rate (field of study)
80%

Labor Market Infomation

Annual Wages for 2018 Low
(25th percentile)
Median
(50th percentile)
High
(75th percentile)
California $32,417 $39,971 $49,736
Sacramento Metro Area $36,798 $45,939 $51,835

Where Could this Job Lead?

Medical Secretaries who work in clinics or hospitals can advance to administrative positions, such as senior Secretary, clerical supervisor, office manager, medical records clerk, administrative assistant, or unit manager.

Program Requirements

  • You must have a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must pass both a reading and math placement exam.

Funding Questions

Financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals through the Sacramento Works Job Center as funds are available, for Job Centers near you, click here. Through the newtwork of Job Centers, Sacramento Works can provide job seekers a variety of services that fit their needs.

If you are a client of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance or the State Department of Rehabilitation you should inquire with your counselor about whether you qualify for financial assistance.

EGACE’s CTI program currently does not accept FASFA or Pell Grants.

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Are your ready to start? Next steps

Call (916) 686-7724 or email cti-info@egusd.net to discuss the program, and schedule assessment, and intake orientation.

 

EGACE-CTI Office Location:

9362 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624