MEDICAL AND DENTAL RECEPTION – ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

MEDICAL AND DENTAL RECEPTION – ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Prepare for entry-level medical reception careers in this flexible one-year certificate program at UAF. The online certificate in medical and dental reception provides training for both office work and clinical care, including an opportunity to work in a Fairbanks-area health care facility to refine your skills and open up potential career opportunities. When you graduate, you’ll have a broad understanding of the health care delivery system that will give you an edge with today’s employers.

Who Is the Medical and Dental Reception Program Designed For?

This program is designed for students in the Fairbanks area who are interested in careers as dental and medical receptionists. Courses also cross over to other allied health degrees, offering flexible options for students who are interested in exploring other career pathways in the health care field. All classes are delivered online except for the two-credit practicum.

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Why Earn Your Medical and Dental Reception Certificate at UAF?

  • Gain real-world experience through a two-credit practicum experience in a Fairbanks-area healthcare facility.
  • Complete your classwork in a flexible online format that helps you balance work and family obligations.
  • Connect with local employers and work closely with highly experienced faculty who are here to help you succeed.

Cost breakdown for the online medical reception program

The estimated cost for the online certificate program in medical and dental reception based on current rates is $8,588.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

Experience online education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Earn your medical receptionist certificate online in a program that offers practical career training to prepare you to hit the ground running in your career. At UAF, you’ll be part of a supportive and engaged online learning community designed to help you achieve at the highest level.

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Earned Badges

This certification is valid through 2023.

Medical Receptionist Jobs

Prepare for fast-growing, entry-level careers as receptionists in medical or dental offices and other outpatient settings.

Medical and dental receptionists answer phones, file medical records, complete insurance forms, and take care of billing and bookkeeping. They are also responsible for greeting patients, which is a crucial role because it is often the visitors’ first impression of the organization.

Medical and dental receptionist jobs include:

  • Hospital receptionist
  • Private medical practice receptionist
  • Dental office receptionist
  • Clinic receptionist
  • Medical secretary
  • Medical billing clerk

Explore more jobs with a certificate in medical and dental reception with the University of Alaska Career Coach.

Medical receptionist salary

Salary.com reports that the average medical receptionist salary in the United States ranges from $33,033 to $40,175. The average dental receptionist salary is in the same range.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, receptionists and information clerks in Alaska can expect to earn a median wage of $35,460 per year.

Medical records and health information technicians in Alaska earn an average of $58,000 annually.

Explore Classes for the Online Medical and Dental Reception Certificate Program

The online certificate in dental and medical reception includes required classes in business communications, mathematics and human behavior in health care, workplace skills, medical law and ethics, medical office technology and administrative procedures. The program also includes a two-credit practicum experience in a medical office, dental office or clinic in the Fairbanks area.

Get Started on Your Medical and Dental Reception Certificate at UAF

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