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Learn How to Start Your Career in the Medical Field

Learn How to Start Your Career in the Medical FieldThe medical or healthcare industry is projected to see an employment growth of about 18 percent from 2016-2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The bureau also reports that more jobs will be added in the healthcare industry than any other occupation with approximately 2.4 million jobs expected to be added. Below you will find information on some excellent medical programs as well as information on some of the popular medical jobs healthcare office graduates might pursue.

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Fremont College is an accredited college that offers an online education for those who are interested in medical office careers. We offer several online medical office classes and medical-based programs that students can complete online, including healthcare administration, healthcare management, and health information technology. Fremont also offers a number cannabis classes for individuals interested in learning more about the legal cannabis industry.

Health Administration

Health Administration

Individuals who are interested in working in the medical filed in an administrative position may find a healthcare administration program the ideal choice. Employment for medical and health services managers is expected to grow about 20 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the BLS, making this an excellent career choice. The health administration certificate program at Fremont can be completed in as little as seven months. Students might take courses such as the following.

  • Disease classification (ICD-10)
  • Medical office management
  • Medical insurance and billing
  • Electronic health records
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Health information technology
  • U.S. Healthcare system
  • Medical accounting

Students learn how to maintain and organize patient data for registries and clinical databases, track patient results, record data electronically for analysis, storage, reporting, retrieval and collection. They also gain the knowledge of clinical codes necessary for data analysis and reimbursement. The program can help students learn about patient confidentiality, data security and how to utilize authorized access.

Students who complete this program might apply to work an entry level job in heath administrations, medical billing and coding specialists, health information clerks, medical secretaries, and medical records coordinators. They might find work in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, insurance companies and outpatient clinics.

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Healthcare Management

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Fremont College offers a program aimed at individuals who hold an associate degree but wish to advance their education and work in healthcare management. This online program can completed in only 15 months. This program helps students become detail-oriented and develop good analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills – all the qualities necessary to be successful in healthcare management.

Completing this program can lead to a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and possible career opportunities as a medical records manager, health services manager, healthcare project manager, patient care manager and medical office manager, among others. Course topics in this program might include subjects such as:

  • Human resources management
  • Quality management and patient safety
  • Information systems
  • Electronic health records management
  • Managed care and healthcare policies
  • Medical coding and billing
  • Epidemiology and global health

This program prepares students to obtain health administration certification. Depending on that state in which one works, healthcare administrators may be required to be licensed, which is often accomplished by passing health administration certification exams.

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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology
The health information technology program at Fremont leads to an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology as well as eligibility to obtain medical office certification. Information technology continues to be a growing field particularly in the healthcare industry since the addition of electronic medical records. Students learn about disease classification, medical coding and billing, healthcare procedural costs, and gain knowledge of information management and retrieval.

This 15-month program can help students become more knowledgeable about some of the following topics.

  • Medical insurance and billing
  • Electronic health records
  • Medical terminology
  • Healthcare procedural codes
  • Healthcare law and ethics
  • Health information technology
  • Medical office management

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Cannabis Course

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Since the legalization of medical marijuana in California, the cannabis industry has been a growing industry and one that continues to grow every year increasing the needs for qualified and educated individuals. With more than 29 states legalizing marijuana, this industry offers many occupations.

In fact, Forbes reports that by the year 2020 the marijuana industry will create more new jobs than manufacturing. Fremont College offers an online cannabis course that teaches students everything they need to know to become an entry level professional in the legal marijuana industry.

Classes can help students learn about growing and bagging marijuana, assessing patient need, cultivating different strains of marijuana, creating package branding, overseeing recreational marijuana retail outlets and preparing plants for sale. With the option of attending class online, students can complete all 5 classes in only five weeks.

Although it’s a fast-paced program, students learn a lot about this industry in a short amount of time. Upon completion of the cannabis courses, students might apply for work in the following capacities.

  • Product designers
  • Patient counselors
  • Cannabis entrepreneurs
  • Marijuana growers
  • Budtenders
  • Brand ambassadors
  • Trimmers
  • Dispensary managers

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Fremont College Overview

Fremont College OverviewRecipient of a School of Excellence award, Fremont is often chosen for the excellent medical-based programs it offers through its School of Healthcare. They offer students the option of completing courses on campus or online. They also get right to the basics of the training so students learn the most important things they need to know to join the workforce in their chosen professions in as little time as possible.

Students in Fremont’s programs can access the online school 24/7 and interact with other students through the school’s live webcast. Other online learning tools include interactive multimedia, audio and video files, online discussions and game-based activities. New classes start every five weeks so students can begin a new program at their convenience. The affordable programs at Fremont make it easier than ever to get an education.

In addition to the classroom courses, the medical programs at Fremont also have students completing capstone courses where they work in actual medical facilities to obtain hands-on training. Upon completion of the required medical office classes, students are eligible to obtain certifications such as medical office certification, healthcare administration certification or healthcare management certification to name a few.

*In no way does Fremont College promise or guarantee employment or level of income/wages

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