Medical Scribe

WHAT DOES A MEDICAL SCRIBE DO?

Careers in the health care field are in high-demand. Medical scribes often take notes during a patient interview, write the encounter on a medical chart or assist with the flow of patients at a medical facility. Workers compile, process and maintain patient records in a manner that is consistent with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements. Our program prepares you for an entry-level position and enhances your ability for promotion.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

This training provides extensive instruction in medical terminology and computer software including Microsoft Office and medical scheduling and billing software. Medical terminology, transcription and research skills are emphasized as well as hands-on practice in operating software and keying documents. The program also includes an introduction to billing and coding. Attending full-day, you can complete the program in one semester, while half-day students can complete in two semesters. Upon successful completion, you will earn a 21-credit-hour technical certificate.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) projects employment of health information technicians to grow by more than 10% through 2026. In 2017, according to KDOL, the average salary in Kansas for an entry-level medical office specialist was $12.61 an hour or $26,230 annually. The average wage was $17.55 an hour or $36,490 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $26,230 $12.61
Average $32,490 $17.55

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, Excel and Access
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Program Syllabus (PDF)
  • Technical Standards (PDF)
  • Textbooks/Supplies
  • Cost Sheet - HS
  • Cost Sheet - Adult