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Top three reasons you should become a Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk

Find out if a career in health care is right for you!

Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping others? Do you like to be organized and help others to find order? Are you good with computers and other office equipment? Can you see yourself working in the health and wellness industry? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a career as a Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk could be right for you — read on!

Medical Office Assistants & Unit Clerks are vital members of any health care team. This unique and innovative role blends clinical and administrative duties to provide quality patient care and ensure a well-functioning work environment. Medical Office Assistants & Unit Clerks are often the first point of contact with the public and play a key role in creating a good impression for patients and visitors. With the right amount of challenge, this career can set a great foundation for future prospects in the health and wellness industry, and serve as a stepping stone to other interesting opportunities.

Still not convinced? Here are three other compelling reasons why becoming a Medical Office Assistants & Unit Clerk is worth your serious consideration.

Strong job prospects 

In Alberta, the job outlook for Medical Office Assistants & Unit Clerks is considered to be above average, with an expected annual growth rate of 3.9 per cent from 2016 to 2020. In addition, employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years, meaning more job openings for recent graduates.

Dynamic working environments

If you’re daunted by the thought of working in a hospital, you’ll be happy to know there are other places medical office assistants can find work, including:

  • Doctors’ offices
  • Medical clinics and other health-care settings
  • Hospitals
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Dental clinics
  • Spas, naturopathic facilities and massage therapy offices
  • Public and private insurance companies
  • Health software companies

Personal fulfillment

Perhaps the best part of working as a Medical Office Assistants & Unit Clerks is helping others. From greeting patients at the front desk and ensuring critical paperwork is properly processed, to keeping examination areas orderly and every task in-between — you are directly supporting patient care. What’s more? No two days are the same and the next work day is likely to bring a different set of tasks and learning opportunities along with it.

Ready to sign up? Consider the Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk at MCG Career College. You’ll be part of a community of innovators in health and wellness training, and be empowered with the confidence and skills you need to become successful in your career and a leader in your community.

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