Medical office managers need a broad skill set to oversee different specialties in a healthcare setting. Typical duties include medical administration, electronic health records management, office coordination and more.
Medical administrative duties relate to the “front office” of a medical practice or healthcare facility. These duties can range from coordinating practice correspondence, maintaining files and scheduling appointments.
The electronic health records field is focused on the electronic documentation of the patient’s care and condition. EHR job activities might include:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals who become medical office managers usually have a background in an administrative or clinical role within a healthcare facility. Many medical administrative assistants can advance into a managerial role by gaining experience, certification and adding new skill sets to their professional profile.