Medical Office Assistant
Approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005

Diploma Program: 32 Weeks

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The Medical Office Assistant program is an excellent way to prepare for today’s advanced, fast-paced medical office environment.
Students will gain comprehensive knowledge obout the medical office administrative procedures and systems.

Students will also learn electronic medical records, medical terminology and medical billing, and the latest in Microsoft Office applications. In the OHIP billing classes they will learn the cost codes widely used in healthcare offices throughout Canada. In addition to the 32 week program, medical office assistant college students in Canada may be eligible to participate in a 8 week co-operative work placement to showcase their skills and gain valuable on-the-job experience.

The ALPHALOGIC Difference
The AlphaLogic difference is based on education that is focused on helping each individual student achieve success, rather than the traditionally large lecture-led classroom. Perhaps you have not done well in a traditional lecture focused classroom, either because you were embarrassed to ask questions or got left behind due to missed classes.

At AlphaLogic we focus on you individually. This means that you get the one-on-one help you need from a qualified instructor, who is always there to help you. Our student centered system of learning will help you get higher grades and ultimately the career you’ve dreamed about.

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Career Opportunities

Medical Office Assistants are generally employed by medical offices, clinics, medical centres, medical claims insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes or any medical businesses that use personal computers with the Microsoft Office applications. There is a high demand for Microsoft Office Skills especially with medical terminology and medical billing skills. We have high placement rates for graduates from this program.

Medical office duties may include answering phones, filing documents, scheduling appointments for the doctor and using a computer for Microsoft Office applications in an office environment. On a typical day one might type letters using Word or enter data into spreadsheets using Excel: prepare reports and graphs using Excel, enter data into the patient's EMR: record financial transactions and prepare simple financial statements. Communication with patients and other medical staff will be of paramount importance. Also, one would evaluate, establish and administer health records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records. The use of interpersonal and client service skills to respond to the diverse needs of clients, families, and the health care team are also important duties in a typical medical office environment.

Salary Stats
  • Medical Administrative Assistant: NOC 1243
  • Wage Range ($/hr): $16.55 – $29

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