Medical Office Administration Schools & Colleges

Medical & Dental Office Administration SchoolsMedical office administration schools equip you with a great combination of skills in the areas of health, business, and technology. You can master the professional medical office skills that enable doctors and other health professionals to focus on patient care.

Medical office administration training can familiarize you with medical transcription and office procedures. By gaining an understanding in a variety of medical tests and procedures, you will be able to produce any documentation required by patients or other medical facilities. You can also gain proficiency with the software that is commonly used within medical offices. This training will enable you to perform a variety of tasks, such as computerized billing.

Training for this profession is typically a one- to two-year program, with courses that can include anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and medical transcription. You may also learn laboratory techniques, clinical and diagnostic procedures, patient relations, and medical law. Upon graduation, job opportunities can exist in physicians' offices, health clinics, hospitals, and more.

By successfully finishing a program in this field, you will be equipped for an array of different careers, such as Admitting Clerk, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Secretary, and Medical Transcriptionist!

An Inside View from a Medical Office Administrator

Featured Schools

Sprott Shaw College

12 BC Campuses
  • Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack
  • East Vancouver
  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Maple Ridge
  • Nanaimo
  • Penticton
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Executive Medical Office Administrator
  • Health Unit Clerk
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Medical Office Administrator Health Unit Clerk

CTS Canadian Career College

  • Barrie, Ontario
  • North Bay, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Medical Office Administrator

Reeves College

  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Lloydminster, Alberta
  • Medical Office Administration

Eastern College

  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Medical Administrative Specialist

CDI College

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Red Deer
  • Mississauga
  • North York
  • Scarborough
  • Medical Office Administration

Medix College

  • Brampton, Ontario
  • Scarborough, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Medical Office Administrator

An Inside View of the Medical Office Administration Career Field

Medical Office AdministratorKatie Paterson is across the country, but right where she wants to be after graduating from a medical office administration program in Ottawa.

After finishing high school in her hometown of Kemptville, Ont., Katie decided to pursue a career in the medical field, and was accepted to the one-year, career-focused program in nearby Ottawa.

"My experience in the medical office administrator program was really good. I made a lot of great friends, and I had a great teacher that I learned a lot from," says Katie, 27. "I especially found that the medical terminology training I received has really helped me in my career."

After successfully completing the program, Katie made another important decision to move to beautiful British Columbia, where she has now been a successful professional at the Towne Center Medical Clinic in Westbank, near Kelowna, for more than two-and-a-half years.

A typical day for Katie includes a mix of administrative, patient care, and hands-on duties, which provides her with an enjoyable variety throughout the day. She is responsible for greeting patients and handling the receptionist side of the office, seeing patients to exam rooms and assisting doctors with their treatment, and—for a change of pace, Katie also takes on the physical tasks of instrument wrapping, laundry, and the sterilization of procedure rooms.

"I love that my job allows me to interact with so many different people. I am constantly meeting new patients and hearing their stories, whether they are funny, happy, sad, or inspirational. The doctors and my co-workers are also really great to work with," Katie says. "If you love the medical field, this is a great career to go into. I love going to work every day."