Certified Health Unit Coordinators are professional healthcare workers who perform the non-clinical functions of the nursing unit or department. Gain your national CHUC certification through the NAHUC to build a Health Unit Coordinator career. Other titles include unit secretary, unit clerk, unit communicator, information coordinator and more.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
Health Unit Coordinators ensure administrative operations run efficiently in a clinical setting such as a hospital, doctor's office, or clinic. Their duties include planning patient activities, updating medical files, and resolving patient complaints. A Health Unit Coordinator is also known as a Ward Clerk, Unit Secretary, Hospital Unit Coordinator, Nursing Unit Coordinator, Patient Access Technician/Coordinator, and more.
A Medical Secretary provides secretarial work that requires specialized knowledge of medical terminology and procedures, insurance and billing processes and medical records management. They with physicians and other clinicians and may gather intake information from patients scheduled for appointments at an office.