2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth


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Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. Since 1989, the NHA has helped thousands of schools across the nation produce better professionals and better program outcomes. Individuals who pass their certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Healthcare professionals and will earn credentials to use with their name, a certification ID card and a certificate. To be eligible to earn an NHA certification, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

CMAA Certification Detail

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certification is designed to help you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Earn your national CMAA credential, accredited through the NHA, to demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.

CMAA Certification Skills Gained

  • Comply with basic medical ethics as well as HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA and CMS regulations
  • Understand and utilize medical terminology for administrative duties in a medical facility
  • Evaluate a medical office’s scheduling needs and appropriately book patient services
  • Accurately obtain patient information, verify insurance coverage and prepare encounter forms
  • Correctly file medical records, and perform basic financial and other general office procedures

CMAA Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Patient Services Representative

A Patient Services Representative works in medical offices and handles a variety of activities related to patient intake and care. They verify information, collect payments, schedule appointments, and file paperwork.

$24000 - $48000
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highest Paying

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Assures all of the patients needs are met, answer phone calls, create and manage patient files, schedule and confirm appointments, handle billing issues, maintain the waiting area making sure it's clean and organized, and are responsible for checking patients in, providing them with the proper paperwork, and answer any questions they may have.

$24000 - $66000
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highest Paying

Medical Reception and Receptionist

A medical office front desk receptionist performs a number of duties, including greeting and scheduling patients and visitors, bookkeeping, calling patients to remind them of appointments, handling billing, answering and routing calls, making transactions, and keeping paperwork organized.

$21000 - $28000
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1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.