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Medical Reception


Medical reception programs prepare people to work in health care offices.

Medical reception programs include topics such as:


A few career and technical schools as well as a few community colleges and two-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in medical reception. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

For admission to the program you may need to demonstrate an intermediate level of typing speed, such as 35 wpm.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A certificate program in medical reception typically requires that you study courses such as the following:

Things to Know

Office technology and medical knowledge change constantly. Expect to take classes throughout your career to keep your skills up-to-date.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Job Corps - Curlew

King-Snohomish Area

Everett Community College

Pima Medical Institute-Renton

Pima Medical Institute-Seattle

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Tacoma Area

Pierce College Puyallup

Vancouver Area

Charter College--Vancouver

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Lower Columbia College

Yakima Area

Yakima Valley College