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Medical Biller - Responsible for compiling and maintaining records, billing patients, and contacting insurance companies regarding reimbursement. Applicants should be highly organized, have good analytical skills and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Some additional training in business and/or accounting is preferred. Average salary $26,600/yr.

Medical Office Staff - Medical office support personnel perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties in an effort to support the professionals that work in health related fields. They perform tasks such as answering phone calls, handling and preparing correspondence, keeping accurate and up-to-date records, making appointments, transcribing dictation, and completing insurance and other medical forms. Average annual income $21,400.

Medical Secretary & Administrative Assistant - Medical office support personnel perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties, including answering phones, preparing correspondence and keeping up-to-date records. Applicants should have good communication skills, enjoy working in the healthcare field and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Additional training should include medical terminology, insurance billing and dictation. Average salary $33,410/yr, with employment opportunities expected to grow by more than 36% through the year 2012.

Two Years of Education or an Associates Degree

Accounts Payable/Receivable Assistant - Accounts Payable staff are responsible for the payment of goods and services to vendors as well as reimbursements to individuals for costs incurred. Accounts recievable staff are responsible for billing and tracking customers for payment of goods and services. From $17.00 to $19.00/hour.

Payroll Assistant - Supports the payroll process of an agency by checking or transcribing time sheets, processing voluntary deductions, tracking premium pay, benefit enrollments and changes, billing and tracking customers for payment of goods and services or other payroll related tasks. Average salary $17-$19/hr.

Information System Technician - Provides technical assistance, support, and advice to customers and other users. This occupational group includes technical support specialists and help-desk technicians. Average salary $40,430/yr.

Quality Assurance, Risk Management and Corporate Compliance - Quality Assurance Directors develop and implement procedures designed to ensure that quality standards and processes are adhered to. Directors of Risk Management and Corporate Compliance work with the board of directors and management teams to reach objectives through best practices, internal auditing, and information technology. Average salary $50,000-$100,000/yr.

Development Director - The Director of Development is responsible for directing the fundraising activities while coordinating and overseeing communications related to donor gifts. Average salary $50,000-$100,000/yr.

Bachelors Degree or Higher

Human Resource Director - The director of human resources may supervise several departments, each headed by an experienced manager who most likely specializes in one human resources activity. Average salary $81,810/yr.

Accountant - Accountants and auditors help to ensure that the Nation’s firms are run efficiently, its public records kept accurately, and its taxes paid properly and on time. Average salary $50,770/yr.

Recruiter - Recruiters seek out, interview and screen job applicants, discusses personnel needs with department supervisors and contacts colleges to arrange on-campus interviews. Average salary $82,500/yr, with an 11% increase in job opportunities over next 10 years.

Public Relations - A PR representative creates and maintains a favorable public image for the healthcare facility. Average salary $57,130/yr for advertising and promotions managers, $78,250/yr for marketing managers, $75,040/yr for sales managers and $60,640/yr for public relations managers. About 44 percent of advertising, marketing, and public relations managers worked more than 40 hours a week in 2002.

* All wages and salaries based on 2004 statistics.

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