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What Is a Scheduling Coordinator and How to Become One

What Is a Scheduling Coordinator and How to Become One Image

What Is a Scheduling Coordinator?

A scheduling coordinator makes appointments and performs other administrative duties. In a medical office, a coordinator may also register new patients or reserve meeting rooms. Education qualifications for this career are a high school diploma, although some employers may require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. You need communication skills and experience with general office duties to excel in this job.

How to Become a Scheduling Coordinator

The qualifications you need to become a scheduling coordinator include organizational skills and relevant training or certification. In general, you can start this career with a high school diploma or GED certificate. In this job, you need strong customer service skills as you coordinate appointments with clients in person or over the phone. In some fields, such as health care, employers prefer you have a medical support assistant certificate or degree in healthcare administration. Other employers may prefer prior experience as a clerk, secretary, office administrator, or receptionist.