Medical Office Assistant & Unit Clerk Diploma: An Exciting Choice for You

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    ou’ve made one of the most important decisions in your life: get more education to increase your earning potential.

    Next: which of the many courses out there is the best for you?

    Well, at ABM College we are focused on health, business, and technology courses. So, let’s conclude that you’ve had experience working in the medical environment and are still interested in pursuing that line of work, then there’s a host of diploma and certificate courses to choose from in our Health Stable.

    One of those is the Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk diploma. From its title, you would reckon that this is a two-in-one program which means you’d be getting two for the price of one.

    What does the course entail?

    Below is a short list of some of the courses in the curriculum.

    • Accounting
    • Keyboarding and Data Entry
    • Medical software
    • Healthcare communication

    The medical office assistant and unit clerk program is a comprehensive package that will make a well-rounded professional out of you. It’s a medical course, yet you have to know accounting, communication, and of course clerical duties.

    Responsibilities of a Medical Office Assistant

    These course ingredients are necessary because of the roles and responsibilities of a Medical Office Assistant. The medical office assistant is the first point of contact in a medical establishment. This professional is responsible for coordinating a medical office such that patients who need to see, or speak to, a doctor are not left stranded when they arrive at, or call, a medical facility.

    A medical office assistant takes a call from a patient
    Medical Office Assistants interface between the facility and patients. Credit: Inside Creative House

    Because of the patient-facing nature of the job, it is imperative for these professionals to be good communicators, and they must be versatile about it since they would be dealing with both patients and doctors. It is therefore not a surprise that the curriculum includes medical terminology to ensure that medical assistants are able to communicate effectively with doctors and other health professionals.

    You would also be dealing with a  lot of data: patients' date of birth, address, reason to want to see their family doctor, revising or canceling appointments, and feedback from doctors too.

    This entails the clerical side of the medical office assistant role and it is no less as important as the other roles like filing records, coordinating clinical and administrative procedures, undertaking medical transcriptions, and so on.

    So, what’s in it for you, you ask again?

    Well, it makes you a versatile professional by knowing beyond the basics in the medical field and allied fields that are necessary to perform your tasks.

    Finishing as a Medical Office Assistant also means you can take your earnings higher than what they used to be before taking the course as you can earn as much as $67, 000 per annum depending on other variables like experience.

    Final Thoughts

    Of course, all of the above is assuming you have answered the question: which college should I attend? ABM College, no doubt. As stated above ABM College is a career college offering health, business, and technology courses to students who want to take a career leap. 

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