Medical Administrative Technologist

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What are the opportunities?

  • Program suited for individuals interested in working in the health care field, but not interested in clinical or patient care.
  • One of the few health-related occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients
  • Students gain a broad knowledge of medical office areas including records management, customer service, accounting, etc.
  • Students will be highly employable because of a wide array of medical and business skills gained in the program.
  • Career field is for those passionate about accuracy and details.

Why Barton?

  • Program features experienced and caring instructors.
  • Instructors are attentive to students' needs and goals.
  • Small classes feature one-on-one attention and help from instructors.
  • Flexibility of course offerings can accommodate students work and life schedules: online, arranged, hybrid, classroom, etc.
  • Program offers simulated medical transcription and medical coding courses that allow students to learn as if they were in a real world setting.
  • Exposed to live workforce settings through field trips and guest speakers from industry.
  • Instructors have connections with regional employers to help students get jobs.


Career Opportunities:

Students will be prepared to work in places such as: hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, doctor’s offices, insurance companies, physical therapy clinics, and any medical office.

Occupational Outlook:

  • Median annual earnings of medical records and health information technicians were $28,030 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $22,420 and $35,990.
  • Employment is expected to grow faster than average. Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand.
    Source:  Kansas Career Pipeline
  • Work Environment.  Medical records and health information technicians work in pleasant and comfortable offices.

Curriculum Guides

The Medical Administrative Technology Program will prepare students for a career as a medical administrative specialist assisting in the day-to-day management of an office.

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Applied Science (64 hour 2-year non-transfer degree)
2018-2020 Medical Administrative Technology (degree guide)
2018-2020 Medical Administrative Technology (semester guide) 

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Applied Science (64 hour 2-year non-transfer degree)
2020-2022 Medical Administrative Technology (degree guide)