I’m starting back to school in the fall to begin my associate degree for administrative assistance. My college gives me five choices; general, medical, accounting, business, and legal. I decided to give me a broader chance of getting a job after school I would do both medical and general.
I want to be able to finish in 2 years. I already have some college credit from my pervious school (not all will transfer since most classes were for the major I previously was doing). However, I’m assuming I don’t really need to finish the general administrative assistance courses since there is only 2 that are different from medical. (Speed writing and web page design). Should I just go for medical? Should I try take the courses for coding and transcription also to give me more job options? Or should I just keep it simple?
it depends if you think you would like a job doing medical coding and transcription. I have a cousin who did it and she loved it, and make pretty decent money. plus she could often take work home with her for overtime pay.
If it doesn’t take too much longer, i suggest doing the medical focus, but also take those 2 other classes (speed writing and web design) – it won’t take you long to do that and you will have even more marketability. That way you won’t feel "pigeon holed" into the medical market – you’ll have more options