Medical Office Administration

Medical Office Administration Training in Ottawa

Medical Office Administrators perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties. Individuals in this role may be responsible for scheduling and confirming appointments, preparing medical documents, charts and requisition forms, maintaining confidential medical files and records, performing or setting up for minor medical procedures such as taking blood pressure or measuring height/weight.

This program provides an overview of medical office principles, practices, and operations with a focus on developing medical office assistant skills. Areas of study include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, computer applications, and medical office scheduling and billing software.

Certificates featured in the Medical Office Administration course: Vital Signs Clinic, First Aid and CPR.

Program length: 7 months, includes 4 week internship


Medical Office Administration Careers in Ottawa

The Medical Office Administration program provides students with the necessary skills, and academic knowledge for entry-level medical office assistant positions in various health care enterprises such as; medical clinics, hospitals, extended care centers and chiropractor offices.

Examples of job titles include: Medical Office Assistant, Chiropractic Receptionist, Chiropractic Office Assistant, Dental Office Coordinator, Dental Receptionist, Medical Office Receptionist, Medical Transcriptionist, and Physician Assistant

Examples of employers for these positions: Southbank Medical Centre, Smyth Dental Clinic, Riverside Hospital, Ottawa Civic Hospital, St.Vincent Hospital.

Sample starting salary: $34,000

*Statistics based on most recent available.

Medical Office Administration Courses in Ottawa


• Systems and Computer Fundamentals
• Health Office Procedures
• Clinical Documents
• Health Care Software
• English and Communication Skills
• Presentation Software
• Word Processing Software
• Spreadsheets Software
• Scheduling Software
• Database Software
• Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy
• Career Development and Client Services
• Internship


• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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