Medical Support Careers provide a pathway to an exciting, challenging place in the field of health care.
Medical Support Careers offer students a variety of non-clinical medical career opportunities. Whether working behind the scenes or in a public position, these roles provide essential services to both patients and health care providers:
- Health Unit Coordinator
- Healthcare Documentation Specialist
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Administrative Specialist
- Medical Coding Specialist
At Minnesota State College Southeast, we provide challenging hands-on experience that lead students to employment. Our students learn to prepare medical documents utilizing correct punctuation and capitalization emphasizing number, abbreviation, symbol, and metric measurement rules. HIPAA guidelines are discussed, recognizing patients' rights to protect their medical information.
Successful graduates possess invaluable skills such as ability to key accurate, detailed, personal information relating to each patient's medical, surgical, psychiatric, social, and family history. As students gain competence in their work, they will advance to a higher level of critical thinking and problem solving.
On campus or online
Students may begin fall or spring semester and may attend full time or part time. All of the Medical Support Careers programs are offered on the Winona, Minnesota campus or 100% online. Students can combine on-campus and on-line courses to complete their programs.