This major is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, nurses, or other health care professionals, to perform medical office or facilities management services and perform one or more clinical allied health specialties.
Includes instruction in health care management; medical office administration; medical law and regulations; training in one or more diagnostic, treatment, therapy, or laboratory specialties at the assistant level or above; and applicable professional standards and ethics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Major (use the College Search feature and enter "medical/health" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Major?
If your major/degree in is Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist, your job will likely be to perform medical office or facilities management services as well as one or more clinical allied health specialties. Under the supervision of a healthcare professional, you may manage a facility or specific clinic as well as contribute clinically to the medical specialty area of that facility or clinic.
You will need at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field. A master’s degree is common and sometimes preferred by employers. Educational requirements vary by facility and specific function.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Professional Association of Health Care Office Management
- American Health Information Management Association
Publications/Magazines in Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist Major