A Medical Office Assistant career (also referred to as Medical Secretary/Healthcare Receptionist, Medical Biller, Hospital Office Administrator, or Hospital Records Administrator) offers a rewarding work environment and job stability. According to employment trends in Canada, jobs are expected to increase 8.4 percent through the year 2028.1
A Medical Office Assistant (MOA) diploma from Bryan College can put you on the path to varied job opportunities2 in a rewarding field such as:
With hands-on training and the right preparation from a top school, you could find yourself working in a career you love. Graduates may find themselves working in a variety of settings such as:
You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.
1Lightcast occupational overview data for Canada. Last visited on December 6, 2022.
2Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.
Graduates complete the program job-ready with specialized skills employers need, including:
As a graduate of this program, you'll have the key technical and soft skills to ensure you are prepared for the job market. You can also complete this program fast - less than one year!
As a Bryan College online MOA student, you'll get the opportunity to demonstrate your skills using your Medical Practice Kit, which we ship to your home. The medical kit contains the following:
This course introduces students to basic bookkeeping and accounting principles as well as computerized accounting by applying Sage software. Students develop skills in setting up accounts, creating client and vendor records, recording income and expenses, tracking receivable and payables, creating payroll, issuing cheques, performing month to month and year end closings, and generating reports.
This course provides students with a solid understanding of computer hardware and software components and introduces them to the windows-based operating system and related useful applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation packages, the internet and email. Students will operate computers independently, organize files and folders and produce professional looking documents. Students will learn to use the keyboard, proper finger positions and how to type without looking at the keyboard.
This course provides students with basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of body systems and their associated disorders. Topics covered include recognition of various homeostatic imbalances, common diseases and disorders and an introduction to selected medical specialties such as pharmacology, oncology, radiology, and psychiatry.
Topics covered include the role and responsibilities of a Medical Office Assistant, professionalism, career opportunities, ethical and legal concepts, patient education and an overview of Medical Office Assistant management and responsibilities.
This course reinforces and builds on the concept of effective interpersonal and communication skills as students learn about reception, procedures, telephone inquiries, appointment scheduling, reports and documentation, files and medical records and medical billing. This course also introduces medical office management software systems and the role of computers in medical practice. Legal ethical issues surrounding information collection and retrieval are also reviewed. Students are also introduced to basic medical transcriptions.
This course provide certification in Emergency First Aid and Basic Rescuer (level C) CPR. Courses are taught by WSIC authorized providers.
This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills for managing personal and work relationships, for gaining voluntary compliance and for managing conflicts with a multicultural society. This course also provides a solid review of English grammar, punctuation and sentence structure and includes various exercises to improve written communication.
This course covers the theory and practice of the clinical procedures that medical assistants commonly perform in a medical office. Topics include asepsis, infection control, patient assessment, vital signs, assisting with primary physical examinations, review of pharmacology and medications, assisting with specialty examinations and understanding diagnostic procedures.
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We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.
We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.
Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.
At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.
Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later.
Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.
You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.
Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.
As a Bryan College student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.
Prepare for third-party certifications – one certification exam attempt paid for by the university.
We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.
Our tutors and academic staff provide personalized support whenever you need it.
You’ll receive a starter package to ensure you’re ready to succeed in your program.
Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.
As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.
You'll receive dedicated support to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.
Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.
Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.
To be admitted to Bryan College, prospective students must complete the following requirements: