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Medical Office Assistant

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW  

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!  

With a program length of only 40 weeks, you could find yourself embarking on a whole new career in no time!  Call Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus for more information, or use our convenient online form to get in touch with us. One of our helpful career consultants will happily discuss your education and financial assistance options in complete confidence.

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

Contact us for more information and we’ll show you how quickly this rewarding career could be yours.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES  

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:

  • Ambulatory/Outpatient departments
  • 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
  • Research facilities
  • Walk-in care centres

Call Academy of Learning College for more information and get started today!

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.  

Why delay even a moment longer? Contact us today. Get started tomorrow!



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