Healthcare Office Specialist

Healthcare Office Specialist

Career Opportunities
Your career opportunities include working for hospitals, specialized health facilities, clinics, chiropractors, outpatient care centers or physician’s offices. The region’s leading employers are seeking out our graduates!
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The median annual wage for career opportunities for graduates of similar programs, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Award Types: 1-Year Diploma
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 38 (Diploma)

Does working in the business side of the medical world intrigue you? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just nine months with a Health Office Specialist diploma and play a vital role in the administration side of the healthcare industry. You’ll become proficient in working with computerized health systems, scheduling, insurance, billing and coding for reimbursement and medical records management.

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This diploma is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program, meaning you can purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.

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Award Types: 1-Year Diploma
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 38 (Diploma)


Nancy Gacke
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Nancy Gacke is an instructor in the Healthcare Office Specialist program. She has been an instructor at Southeast Tech for over 32 years teaching a variety of subject areas including health information, transcription, English, computers, student success and the electronic medical record.  Previously, she was the Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker/Equity Advisor and taught Transcription at Southeast Tech.  

Nancy has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Sioux Falls in Elementary Education. She is also certified in Health Careers Postsecondary level from the State of South Dakota. She is also working on her Master's degree in Curriculum Development from South Dakota State University. Nancy has served on numerous community organizations such as Wheels to Work, National Organization for Women, WIC (Woman’s, Infant and Children) and the Women’s Equity Program in SD.  

Nancy is a grandmother of seven and mother of three. She has a lake cabin at Madison and loves to golf and dance.

Education: BA, University of Sioux Falls





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