Online Medical Office Assistant Certificate Start a Career in Healthcare


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the certificate total

Healthcare is a growing field that needs people who care for others and want to do their part to help. If you are passionate about helping people but aren’t ready to commit to a full degree, then Liberty University’s 100% online Medical Office Assistant Certificate program is for you. You can get the training you need to begin making a difference in the medical field in just 2 semesters.

Medical office assistants play a vital role in the care and well-being of patients. As an administrative medical assistant, you will often be the bridge between doctors, nurses, patients, and insurance companies. Through this medical office administrative assistant certificate program, you can play an integral role in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician’s offices, and long-term care facilities.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. Because of this mission, we strive for excellence in all that we do. We want to help you provide the best care you can for patients in your future office. Liberty University’s program stresses strong academics and has a dedicated faculty who make it their personal mission to see that you get the best education possible.

Working as a medical office assistant is a great opportunity to serve your community and enter a rapidly growing career field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the job outlook to increase by 19% through 2029 — a much higher rate than most professions.* The certificate credits from this program can also be transferred to our AAS in Medical Office Assistant degree.

You can learn the business and administrative aspects of the systems and procedures you will handle on a day-to-day basis as a medical office assistant. Plus, you can learn medical terminology and anatomical terms to understand the medical, procedural, and diagnostic coding used in insurance claim processing.

As a staff member, you will often handle a patient’s sensitive medical files. Because of this, you will study the ethical and legal aspects of medicine with a focus on confidentiality, HIPAA, risk management, licensing, contracts, and professional liability.

You will also need to learn best practices of patient billing and bookkeeping for a medical office. This includes using the universal claim form CMS-1500, in which carriers submit the claim form, collections, payments, and accounts receivable.

As a member of the staff in an office and one of the key people communicating between patients and doctors, you must maintain composure in all situations. To help with this, you can learn techniques to maintain compassionate professionalism when interacting with the patient and their families.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.