The Medical Receptionist holds a key position in the medical office in greeting patients, scheduling appointments, processing patient information, managing the reception desk, and assisting with other responsibilities.
In today's modern medical office environment, the Medical Receptionist requires skills in human relations, data processing, communication, electronic medical records and medical office operations.
Job opportunities are found in doctors' offices, hospitals, clinics and government medical facilities.
At MHCC, a Certificate as a Medical Receptionist may be awarded to a student who completes classes and enternship requirements.
The program is directed by a full-time instructor/program coordinator, Carole Wickham.
Industry professionals from the Portland area are adjunct faculty who teach in their areas of particular expertise. We feel that the students benefit by learning from active, accomplished professionals who are able to bring real-world experiences into the classroom.
Am I Suited for This Field?
Characteristics for success as a medical receptionist include an interest in medicine; a desire to work with physicians and other healthcare professionals; a positive, caring personality; high energy; and a desire to help people.
Current tuition rates are available online, or contact Admissions at 503-491-7392. Some classes carry additional lab fees depending on the class duration and support needs. Most classes require textbooks which run approximately $80 each.
The Medical Receptionist Certificate program is an open entry, open exit program. You need NOT apply for admission to begin the program. We do recommend that you declare your major and review your progress with your program advisor, Carole Wickham, early in your first term.
We also encourage you to contact Advising and Counseling to sign up for the College Placement Test (CPT) to assist you in choosing appropriate mathematics and English courses.