The 5 Best Medical Office Jobs

Medical office careers are in high demand and require a strong skill set and unique talents. They are also great careers that are Monday - Friday, 9 -5, with no weekends or holidays. For many, this is an ideal environment to work in. Here is a short list of the best jobs in the medical office. In no particular order, some of the best medical office jobs include:

  1. Medical Coder
  2. Medical Biller
  3. Medical Office Manager
  4. Medical Office Assistant
  5. Medical Office Receptionist

Medical Coder

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Medical coders rely on their knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnosis, and procedures to translate medical documentation into standardized codes. Medical coding is a major factor in obtaining insurance reimbursement as well as maintaining patient records. Coding claims accurately lets the insurance payer know the illness or injury of the patient and the method of treatment.

A medical coder can expect to earn a salary ranging from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $60,000 per year. The average salary per year is around $34,000. 

Medical Biller

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Medical billers are responsible for the timely submission of technical or professional medical claims to insurance companies including physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other healthcare facilities. In a hospital setting, medical billers perform different functions than medical billers that work in a physician's office, home health, clinic or other health care facility.

A medical biller can expect to earn a salary ranging from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $60,000 per year. The average salary per year is around $25,000. 

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Medical office managers are responsible for both the clinical and/or non-clinical aspects of the day-to-day operations in a medical office environment. These settings could include but may not be limited to physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, or other healthcare facilities. Medical office managers have a tough job. They must be able to keep up with continuous change in the medical and healthcare industry such as technological advances, federal and state laws and insurance regulations.

A medical office manager can expect to earn a salary ranging from a minimum of $45,000 to a maximum of $150,000 per year. The average salary per year is around $88,000.

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Medical Assistants perform both administrative and clinical tasks within a medical setting alongside a physician or other medical professional in the following settings: hospitals, physician offices, outpatient centers, home health care, and skilled nursing facilities.  

Medical assistants job responsibilities may vary but typically involve:

  • answering telephones
  • greeting patients
  • scheduling appointments
  • entering and updating patient record information
  • collecting laboratory specimens
  • preparing patients for exams
  • taking and recording vital signs
  • assisting physicians in minor office procedures
  • keeping waiting and exam rooms neat and clean

A medical office assistant can expect to earn a salary ranging from a minimum of $26,000 to a maximum of $32,000 per year. The average salary per year is around $30,000.

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Medical Office Receptionist

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A Medical Office Receptionist is responsible for basic clerical tasks such as answering phones, greeting patients and visitors, and scheduling appointments in a professional and timely manner. Most medical receptionists work in a physician's office, dentist's office, hospital or other medical facilities. Unlike a medical assistant, a receptionist only performs administrative duties.

A medical office assistant can expect to earn a salary ranging from a minimum of $30,000 to a maximum of $46,000 per year. The average salary per year is around $37,000.

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