Medical Office Assistant Ranked Among Top Online Programs

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Oct 28, 2020

Olney Central College’s Medical Office Assistant Program has been recognized as one of the country’s top online degrees.

The health-career website ranked OCC No. 9 in its List of the Best Online Medical Assistant Associate’s Programs for 2020.

“We are excited to hear that our program has been chosen for this award,” said Instructor Shasta Bennett. “It is always an honor when the hard work of our faculty and students is recognized.”

Programs were ranked based on price, accreditation, reputation and salary potential, using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and Niche, U.S. News and World Report, and other higher education rating publications.

OCC’s Medical Office Assistant Degree is designed to prepare medical office assistants, medical transcriptionists, medical receptionists and other related personnel to meet the needs of area and national medical offices. The program is also offered in a traditional classroom format.

Graduates are employed in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, health foundations, local industries and Illinois state and U.S. governmental agencies.  

“Our Medical Office Assistant Program has been a major asset to Olney Central College,” said Instructor Amie Mayhall. “We take pride in updating the program regularly to meet local employer needs. We also strive to offer the program to meet the scheduling demands of our wide array of students.”

OCC offers several medical-career related programs including Health Information Technology, Medical Coding and Medical Transcription. To learn more, contact Mayhall at 618-395-7777, ext. 2229, or by email at

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