Administrative services degree and certificates provide students with technical skills. Skills include medical terminology, medical coding, time management, human/customer relations, telephone techniques, administrative management, information management, oral and written communications, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, document layout, and Internet research.
A wide variety of job opportunities are available to program graduates in many types of offices. Jobs include office assistant, receptionist, administrative assistant, medical office receptionist, medical secretary, and medical administrative assistant. After a few years in the field, graduates can become medical office managers, medical administrative assistants, billing clerks, or hospital clerks. The demand for medical employees will continue to grow as Houston has one of the largest medical communities in the world. The job market will remain strong in this area.
NOTICE: Students will be required to pay liability insurance during the semesters involving off-campus internships. At some facilities, students may be required to show proof of immunizations such as Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tetanus, and MMR (mumps, measles, rubella).
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities, and the degree will transfer in whole to some universities. Through articulation, some students may have earned college credit while in high school. Contact a counselor, division advisor, or faculty member at any college for specific information about articulation and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses
Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
Medical Administrative Assistant2
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Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.
Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.