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You may also choose to learn one of the other eight career pathways available at this center.

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant’s tasks.

CAREER DETAILS

SKILLS

Students in Medical Administrative Assistant are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations
  • Greet visitors, determine the purpose of their visits, and direct visitors to the appropriate staff members
  • Answer phones and transfer calls to the appropriate staff members
  • Manage financial records
  • Understand health insurance policies

CAREER OPTIONS

Most Medical Administrative Assistant Job Corps graduates go to work for a hospital or a doctor’s office. A medical administrative assistant is often the first person a patient sees when entering a doctor’s office or hospital; so, those who choose this career path should have friendly, understanding personalities. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity and dependability, attention to detail, concern for others, and stress tolerance. 

REQUIREMENTS

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

CREDENTIALS

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW

$31K

NATIONAL AVERAGE EARNING POTENTIAL FOR THIS CAREER

18+

MONTHS TO COMPLETE CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM

EXPECTATIONS

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Stress tolerance


Q ACADEMIC TRAINING OVERVIEW

In addition to career training, New Hampshire Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Q High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Job Corps is to ensure that every student has his or her high school diploma or the equivalent prior to leaving the center. Students who don’t already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at are automatically enrolled into a high school diploma or equivalent program.

Q Tutoring programs

Tutoring programs are available in academics where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

Q Advanced Career Training (ACT)

Advanced Career Training (ACT) is an advanced college-level program. Students in ACT get the benefit of continuing to live on campus while taking courses for a college degree. To qualify for the ACT program, a student must have:

A high school diploma or the equivalent
Completed at least one level of career technical training
Recommendations from career technical training instructors and center staff
No major disciplinary issues within 60 days of applying
Above-average evaluation scores

Q CAREER SUCCESS STANDARDS (CSS)

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS IN THE AREAS OF EMPLOYABILITY, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, AND INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS

1
WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS AND ETHICS
Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2
COMMUNICATIONS
Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3
PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

5
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6
MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS
Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

7
CAREER AND PERSONAL PLANNING
A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

8
INDEPENDENT LIVING
Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

9
CONTINUOUS LEARNING
Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10
PROBLEM SOLVING AND CRITICAL THINKING
Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

Q What is the cost of the program?

JOB CORPS IS THE NATION'S LARGEST FREE EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ADULTS.

Q ABOUT US WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

FROM 1964 TO TODAY, JOB CORPS
HELPS YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCEED

Q JOB CORPS MISSION

NATIONAL MISSION
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

OUR CENTER'S MISSION
At New Hampshire Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Q CONTACT US NATIONAL & CENTER OFFICE

CONTACT US
JOB CORPS NATIONAL OFFICE
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Ste. N4463
Washington, DC 20210

(202) 693-3000 phone
(200) 693-2767
 fax
NationalOffice@jobcorps.gov

BOSTON REGIONAL OFFICE
Office of Job Corps
15 New Sudbury St, Rm E-345
Boston, MA 02203-0002

(617) 788-0186 phone

(617) 788-0131
 fax

WHEN YOU CALL
An operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet.

EMAIL RESPONSE POLICY
When you send us an email, you should receive an automated response right away, letting you know that we have received your email. Our policy is to respond to questions or requests within two working days. If it will take us longer to give you a complete response, we will email you within two working days with an estimated date for the full response

WEBSITE TECHNICAL AND ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES
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