Operation ABLE’s Medical Office Training Program – a great start for jobseekers seeking a healthcare-related career path.
Now is an exciting time for motivated job seekers to consider a career in the healthcare field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, five out of the 20 fastest-growing industries for the next decade are in the healthcare and social assistance sector, the fastest-growing major sector in the economy. With continued updates being made to healthcare policy in the U.S., the variety and volume of jobs and services will continue to grow in hospitals, hospital networks, nursing homes, home health agencies, small health clinics, and health-related nonprofits. Within those organizations, entry-level jobs in health administration include positions in human resources, finance and operations, admissions departments, and more. Most positions will require a solid foundation in computer skills, as well as good communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, a range of flexible work arrangements is available in health administration jobs, such as part-time, full-time, alternative schedule, and remote positions.
Operation ABLE’s Medical Office Training Program – a 12-week course starting SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
Operation ABLE’s Medical Office Training Program is for people looking to enter the healthcare field as a Medical Administrative Assistant, Patient Service Representative, or Unit Coordinator. Our students are taught Beginner through Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), in addition to Electronic Medical Records, medical terminology, and HIPAA rules.
The instruction portion runs from Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The class meets over Zoom in the morning and afternoon. Using Zoom, the Instructor recreates the classroom environment, visually connects with the students, and screen shares to assist with instruction. Moodle is another tool used by the Instructors, which contains the curriculum and other activities which the Instructors assign to the students to be completed between meetings. These technologies and training also prepare students to work remotely.
Fridays are set aside for “Career Development Day.” Students participate in workshops focused on job search tools and training, such as Linked In, Applicant Tracking Systems, Soft Skills, Interviewing Skills, and Cover and Thank You Letters. Guest speakers, representing major staffing agencies and institutions throughout the Boston region, present to the students and share relevant insights regarding hiring trends and job opportunities. In addition to this, we assign resume and job coaches to our students to help them be successful in their job search. Additionally, when available, we help place students in internship positions. While many of those positions were eliminated during the pandemic, they are just beginning to become available again. Internships can be thought of as “on-the-job training.” The advantages to having an internship are: being able to practice skills learned in class, learning new skills through your Internship Agency, obtaining a reference from your Internship Supervisor, and updating your résumé with your new work experience.
To hear firsthand from one of our successful program graduates, click here.