Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistant Training in Winnipeg

Medical Office Assistants 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, medical and laboratory procedures, clinical office procedures, word processing, and medical office scheduling and billing software.

Program length: 9 months (20 hours/week, M-TH) includes 4 week internship

Medical Office Assistant Careers

The Medical Office Assistant 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: Clinic Office Assistant, Patient Registration, Transcriptionist, Diagnostic Imaging Clerk, Records Processing Clerk, Medical Assistant

Examples of employers: Concordia Hospital, Southwood Medical, St.Boniface Hospital, Assiniboine Clinic, Pembina Medical Clinic, Seven Oaks Hospital, St. Boniface Cardiology.

Sample Range of Starting Salaries: $24,960 - $36,899

*Statistics based on most recent available.



Medical Office Assistant Courses in Winnipeg


• Clinical Procedures
• Laboratory Procedures
• Anatomy and Physiology I
• Office Procedures
• Anatomy and Physiology II
• Clinical Documents
• Clinical Software
• Word Processing
• Career Development
• 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

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