Course Code: 008
Be a Medical Assistant
As a Medical Office Administration graduate, you will be proficient in office practices and software, enabling you to manage a medical office, receive visitors, and build applications. There is a strong emphasis placed on learning medical terminology & transcription throughout the program.
If you have even three of the following, you're a good candidate to train for a career in Medical Office Administration:
- Eye for detail and ability to edit carefully
- Ear for words
- Excellent writing and research skills
- Interest in medicine
- Good customer service skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Computer skills
- General office and secretarial skills
We prepare you for Microsoft Certification with this program. As you complete each Microsoft Office-based module, we will provide you with a voucher for writing the official Microsoft certification test for that component. Successfully completing these tests means that in addition to receiving your diploma, you will also be certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist.
A grade 12 diploma or equivalent (including a Grade 11 or 12 Science) is technically all you need; however, it's also important that you are a good fit within the program.
To apply as a Mature Student, you must have grade 11 complete with grade 11 academic science, and successfully pass an entrance assessment.
COC 104 Microsoft Word
ENG 102 Business English and Communications
COC 106 Filing
Medical Office Procedures
For more details on each course module, the program as a whole and the school itself, fill out the form at the top of this page to receive a Career Training Info Kit.
Medical Office Administrators may find employment in private physician practices, including but not limited to general practitioners, dental offices, optometrists, and other specialists. Hospitals and medical clinics also employ medical office administrators to oversee daily operational activities.
Successful graduates of this program have found work in large corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, real estate, government departments, and more.
A Career That Makes A Difference
As a Medical Office Administrator you’ll make an important contribution to the Healthcare system while working a steady office position. Medical Office Administration Professionals, sometimes referred to as Medical Secretary, perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.
As a Medical Office Administrator you’ll get to interact with people in a pleasant office environment. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your job contributes to wellness and improved quality of life for others.
Some Typical Duties of a Medical Office Administrator:
- Managing Medical Office(s)
- Transcribing Medical Reports
- Assisting Physicians with clerical tasks
- Transcribing Dictation
- General Office & Reception Duties
A medical office is a dynamic place with a wide variety of activities happening all the time. As a Medical Office Administrator you’re at the center of it all.
Recession Proof: Medical Office Administration Professionals in High Demand
Healthcare is one field that’s relatively unaffected by the economy. People will always need medical care. With advances in technology and an aging population, the Healthcare Industry is booming and more and more medical environments are recognizing the essential nature of Professional Medical Office Administration. If you’re interested in getting into the administrative side of the healthcare field now is a great time to launch a successful new career.
Entry-level Medical Secretaries earn an average of CDN $26,000. The median salary across Canada is CDN $38,000, while experienced clerks can earn as much as CDN $52,000.
Career Guidance Program
CD-ED is committed to helping you find employment in the field of your choice. In fact, we’ll start before you even begin as a student! If you call us today, your personal admissions representative will research the job market for this career in your city, and help you decide if this program is the right path for your future.
After graduation, we’ll help you find an interview with your prospective employer in the job market. And of course, your new up-to-date skills will put you at the top of any interviewer’s list!
Is a Career in Medical Office Administration Right For You? Find out…
If you’re interested in exploring your career options and possibly pursuing an exciting new profession with an opportunity for a positive life change, Fill out the form to receive a FREE Medical Office Administrator Career Training Information Kit.
A helpful CD-ED Admissions Specialist will then assist you with everything from career questions to financial aid and help you discover the perfect career path for you.Apply Now
If you follow our registered course outline and put in the required hours, we guarantee your success. Below are some of the ways we ensure that you will graduate successfully.
Online Services & Community Learning
Our student website ensures that you'll never feel alone, with access to course-wide discussions, live chats and a private messaging system that allow you to interact with as many (or as few!) fellow students as you wish - just like in a real classroom. Through the website you will have unlimited access to your lessons, online tests, audio & video tutorials, assignment upload, your report card, tech centre, a resource library and more.
Unlimited Instructor Support
You will have unlimited one-on-one instructor support via email, chat, online classroom webinars and toll-free phone calls throughout your entire program – and beyond.
Our instructors have industry experience and can help you understand how to conquer the job market before you go out into it.
You’re never a number at CD-ED – our instructors and guidance counselor will take a personal interest in your progress and will be in touch with you constantly throughout the year, making sure everything is going well with your program and whatever of your home life you wish to share.
Learning Materials Included
Unlike traditional classrooms, you don’t need to go out and buy your own textbooks. As part of your tuition, when you become a student you will have all textbooks and registered software shipped directly to your door. A full set of instructions and tutorials will be included, along with access to your customized online learning management system.
We include a “How to Study At Home” learning package free with your materials, and along with our exclusive Student Tracking System it will help you schedule your time to ensure a successful student experience.
You have the option of a brand-new desktop or laptop computer on loan to facilitate your education. A computer is simply a tool, and we make sure you have the best tools available, running smoothly to allow you to learn under optimal conditions.
And, as a graduation gift, the computer you choose will be yours to keep on the successful completion of your program. NOTE: Accepting computer equipment from CD-ED is optional – not mandatory.
This program prepares graduates for entry level administrative office support positions in a medical facility. The program provides comprehensive coverage and integration of business skills, along with those skills necessary to function in a facility with a medical focus (e.g. insurance companies, hospitals, physicians’ offices and clinics).
Students learn how to transcribe medical reports quickly and easily with the knowledge gained from the terminology component of the course.