Filling out insurance claims is one of the most complex tasks you’ll learn as a medical-secretary major. You’ll need to know what a deductible is, what a co-payment is, and how to calculate the patient’s out-of-pocket costs. You’ll also need to know what to do when people can’t afford to pay.
But there’s much more to the major, and the job, than health insurance. Medical-secretary majors divide their time between learning general office skills and learning those skills specific to medical offices. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to perform the huge range of office tasks required in a health-care setting. You’ll know a thing or two about the people skills needed to serve patients, too.