Medical Front Office Careers

Front Office vs. Back Office

The medical field has two distinct areas. “Front office” personnel work with patient records, insurance billing, computerized accounting, patient databases, transcription of dictated notes and applying standardized codes to patient records, among other responsibilities.

“Back office” personnel are the care providers, including physicians, nurses and a variety of assistants. Front office skills allow you to work in a medical facility without direct patient contact — using information technology skills to work in a health care setting.

Medical Front Office At a Glance

Looking for a quick overview of the Medical Front Office program? Take a look at Medical Front Office at a Glance for a closer look at what a medical front office assistant does.

Job Opportunities and Growth

Job opportunities include:

  • Billing service organizations
  • Health care agencies
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Long-term or extended-care settings
  • Medical insurance companies
  • Medical specialist practices
  • Primary health care organizations
  • Surgical centers

Salaries and Projected Job Growth

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects for the Dallas metropolitan area: 

Job Median Hourly
Annual Salary
Projected Growth in Texas Through 2024
Medical records and health information technicians$17.27$35,920+30%