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Program: Medical Office Assistant
Medical Office Assistant
The Canadian healthcare industry is thriving and with that comes the growing need for healthcare professionals, including Medical Office Assistants, or MOAs. The MOA plays a crucial role in the smooth and efficient running of a medical office. Their duties vary, but can include everything from bookkeeping to scheduling lab tests to updating and maintaining important medical files. Becoming a Medical Office Assistant may be the perfect career path for you!
Duties & Responsibilities
The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) is an important member of the office team. They help manage the office environment by performing a number of duties. This can include everything from booking and confirming appointments, book-keeping, tracking patient information, processing insurance forms, handling office correspondence, managing computer records and so much more. MOAs also perform other essential duties, such as getting a patient’s medical history and preparing patients for laboratory tests.
Though MOAs do not diagnose or treat patients, they may be asked to perform certain medical duties. Under the supervision of a medical practitioner, an MOA may be asked to take a patient’s vital signs, give injections and assist during examinations.
A diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus prepares you for a rewarding career as a Medical Office Assistant in under one year. With the most relevant and up-to-date course content and a practicum that gives you hands-on work experience, you can jump into a new career with total confidence!
Skills & Attributes
With a diploma from Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus, you’ll have all the practical skills and training needed to succeed in your career. Some of the personal attributes that potential employers look for include:
Solid organizational and problem-solving skills
A firm understanding of medical language
Proficiency with computer technology
Proficiency with medical software
Respect for all aspects of patient confidentiality
A desire to be part of a medical team
Patience and a pleasant demeanor
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Medical Office Assistants are in high demand and the need for qualified assistants grows as the healthcare industry continues to expand. In less than one year, our Medical Office Assistant graduates find rewarding careers as integral members of many different healthcare settings, such as:
Alternative medicine like chiropractic and acupuncture practices
Diagnostic Lab/X-Ray departments
Hospital Admitting/ER departments, such as switchboard, cashier, information services
Medical finance and administrative departments
Physicians' offices, clinics, mental healthcare and allied healthcare centres
Walk-in care centres
Graduate in 40 Weeks
In just 40 weeks, you can earn a diploma as a Medical Office Assistant. This program will give you the knowledge, skills, and work experience you need to work in a variety of medical settings. Our hands-on training and one-month practicum at a certified training facility allows you to quickly become eligible for Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation as well.