Associate of Applied Science – Medical Office Assistant

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Medical Office Assistant

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Fast Track Your Way to a Career in Healthcare with Our Online Medical Office Assistant Program

The healthcare industry is constantly changing with new technologies and regulations. Without a specialist to manage patient data, keep track of compliance needs, and manage office operations, no healthcare services office would function properly. A medical office assistant has the key responsibility of ensuring the medical office environment runs smoothly and efficiently. If you are looking for an entryway to the health sciences field, you can learn in-demand skills through Liberty University’s 100% online AAS in Medical Office Assistant degree.

A medical office assistant works alongside clinically-based healthcare professionals to improve patient healthcare outcomes. The role covers a variety of different tasks that are all essential to the success of the healthcare field.

As a pioneer of distance education since 1985 and a top-five ranked university, Liberty has the resources, reputation, and academic quality to help you prepare for a successful career in the healthcare industry. Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill this mission by equipping healthcare professionals with flexible and affordable training from a Christian worldview. Become a part of Liberty’s mission today and make an impact for Christ in the healthcare field!

What Will You Learn in our Medical Office Assistant Online Degree?

  • Best-practices for office systems and procedures
  • How to manage medical billing and bookkeeping
  • Common medical terminology and health sciences concepts

A medical office assistant will see a variety of tasks on the job, and our program is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to confidentially handle any workplace responsibility. Our 100% online format will allow you to further your education while staying connected with your family, your church, and your work. You may also be interested in exploring our Associate of Arts in Business or our bachelor’s degrees in business or healthcare administration.

Medical Assistant Potential Career Options

  • Clerical and medical billing expert
  • Doctor’s office assistant
  • Medical clinic receptionist

Benefits of the AAS in Medical Office Assistant

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online medical office assistant degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.

  • You can complete our medical office assistant degree in as little as 1 and a half years.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
  • Potential college credit for military training
60

Credit Hours

1.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jan 13, 2020

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience that Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000+ – acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

– by BestColleges.com

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective and our faculty sees themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

Liberty’s online courses give you the ability to choose when and where you study.

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university and has not increased tuition in four straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is the valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Tuition amounts are for an entire degree and all tuition rates and credit hour requirements are based on data published on competitor’s websites as of 12/10/19. Therefore, this information is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate. All tuition data and credit hour requirements are for online programs. Individual institutions may charge additional fees above published tuition costs. Rates are subject to change.


 

Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.