Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk

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Medical office assistants and unit clerks are an integral part of this industry. They provide essential support to healthcare professionals so they may focus on the treatment of their patients/clients. Length: 37 Weeks Credential: Diploma  Program Delivery: Online | Blended Median Starting Salary: $29, 760.00 - $53, 088.00 Program Overview: The...

Alberta Business and Health Institute

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Medical office assistants and unit clerks are an integral part of this industry. They provide essential support to healthcare professionals so they may focus on the treatment of their patients/clients.

Length: 37 Weeks

Credential: Diploma 

Program Delivery: Online | Blended

Median Starting Salary: $29, 760.00 - $53, 088.00

Program Overview:

The program covers basic office procedures and computer technology such as health information processing, business procedures, and Microsoft Office programs. It also teaches clinical office procedures, medical transcription, medical terminology, and fundamentals of medical office practices. Importance and focus are given to the development of the student's communication skills and interpersonal skills since these are vital to performing successfully within the healthcare environment.

With the enormous rise in technology, the demand for the best quality of life, and a population that is continuously aging, the healthcare industry needs well-trained personnel. There is an increasing need for a workforce and a need to elevate the skill level of the workforce. ABHI offers this program to meet the needs of the healthcare industry by providing employment-ready, fully-trained graduates.

ABHI offers schedules designed to suit the needs of the students. Students will be given the opportunity and option to take courses full-time, part-time days evenings or weekends. Successful graduates of this program will be qualified to work in various healthcare settings and occupations which include the following:

  • Hospital admitting/ER departments, such as switchboard, Cashier, Information, Patient registration, morgue
  • Ambulatory/outpatient departments
  • Research facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medical offices
  • Walk-in care centers
  • Medical finance and Administrative departments
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture Centres
  • Laboratory and X-ray Clinics
  • Medical supply companies
  • Wellness and Fitness Centres
  • Group home and Community Living Societies

Course Outline

  • Computer Application and Office Technology
  • Introduction to Medical Office Assisting
  • Accounting Applications
  • Human Anatomy, Medical Terminology and Pharmacology
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Office Practices
  • Administrative Skills and Procedures
  • Medical Billing, Scheduling, and Health Care Plans
  • Clinical Skills and Procedures
  • Job Search and Career Development
  • Practicum

Career Avenues

ABHI offers schedules designed to suit the needs of the students. Students will be given the opportunity and option to take courses full-time, part-time days or evenings, or weekends. Successful graduates of this program will be qualified to work as receptionists or administrative staff in various healthcare settings which include the following:

  • Hospital admitting/ER departments, such as Switchboard, Cashier, Information, and Patient registration.
  • Ambulatory/outpatient departments
  • Research facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medical offices
  • Walk-in care centers
  • Medical finance and administrative departments
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture Centres
  • Laboratory and X-ray Clinics
  • Medical supply companies
  • Wellness and Fitness Centres
  • Group home and Community Living Societies
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Clinics