When you're young with your whole life ahead of you, there's nothing more frustrating than finding yourself with a dull, low-paying job that offers little in the way of rewards of opportunities for advancement.
If this sounds like your situation, maybe you should consider a career as a medical office administrator.
Why a medical office administrator? Here are five compelling reasons:
1) Health Care Is a Growing Field. Health care services accounted for 11.7 percent of Canada's 2010 Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making it the third largest sector of the country's economy.* This percentage is only expected to increase as our population ages and demands require additional health care services.
2) You Will Have Important Responsibilities. Although specific duties vary from office to office, medical office administrators often handle such important responsibilities as managing patient records, completing and submitting medical claim forms, scheduling appointments and maintaining an inventory of medical and office supplies.
3) You Will Work in a Professional Environment. As a medical office administrator, you will work shoulder to shoulder with doctors, nurses and other trained professionals. Hours tend to be regular, the work relatively low-pressure, and the working conditions clean and orderly.
4) There Should Be Room for Growth. When you start your career, your responsibilities are likely to be limited. But as you get more experience, you will likely have many chances to take on more work and increase your value to your employer.
5) Your Skills Will Be Portable. Medical office administration is a skill set you can take anywhere in Canada. Health care offices are everywhere, and even if you move, there is a good chance you will find a need for your services.
Everest College's Medical Office Administrator Program in Sudbury
If you live or work in the Sudbury area, you can train to be a professional medical office administrator at the local campus of Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care. This 11-month program covers a wide variety of subjects relevant to the medical field, including:Computer Skills for the Medical OfficeFundamentals of Medical TerminologyHealth, Wellness, Professionalism and CommunicationAdministration and Health Records ManagementSafety Equipment and AsepsisMedical Office Procedures
You will be taught by health care industry professionals and get hands-on experience in the work you'll be expected to do day to day. And upon graduation, Everest's Career Services team can help you transition from school into the workforce, including helping you identify and set up interviews with local employers.
About the Sudbury Campus
Everest College's Sudbury campus is situated at 66 Elm Street between Elgin Street (Highway 57) and Notre Dame Avenue in central Sudbury, Ontario (P3C 1R8). In addition to its Medical Office Administrator program, the campus also offers career education programs in a variety of business, computer and health care career fields.