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Main Connect News Why You Should Consider a Career as a Medical Office Assistant

Why You Should Consider a Career as a Medical Office Assistant

Thursday, May 14, 2020

More than ever, healthcare careers are becoming invaluable and appreciated. More specifically, medical office assistant (MOA) jobs have become increasingly abundant in the job market to help meet the demands of our healthcare system. On WorkBC alone, you will find many opportunities to land a medical office assistant job once you graduate and there are plenty of other reasons to pursue this fantastic career.


Funding Available


Financing your education is always at the top of the minds of students who want to pursue a new career, but finding the money to invest in yourself should not be difficult. Vancouver Career College currently has a $2,000 scholarship* that you could be eligible for.


Essential Team Member


Become a vital part of a team to support the health of your community and maintain a fulfilling career knowing that you're contributing to a more significant cause. Time and again, we've heard of stories about medical office assistants supporting a medical team in a variety of medical settings such as physicians, dentists, or specialist clinics.


You can just ask Larry Becker, who is the lead MOA for the First Nations health centre in East Vancouver. "My goal is to be able to create a comfortable home environment where somebody feels comfortable to come in and be safe," he says. "I think it definitely drops down one of many barriers that Aboriginal people face when it comes to health care."



Flexible Schedules


If you need to work your schedule around your family, a job as a medical office assistant could provide that for you. Some clinics and health centres may operate with flexible schedules, which will allow you the opportunity to work when it's convenient for you.


Graduate In Just 39 Weeks


Vancouver Career College's Medical Office Assistant diploma program is outcome-focused so that you'll find work in as little as nine months. Not only will you be able to learn essential medical terminology and medical office skills such as medical billing and dealing with electronic health records, but you will also gain transferable computer skills that will help you be confident in your job-seeking interviews and actual work environment.


All in all, becoming an MOA can be both a fulfilling and stable career choice. Kristine O., who graduated from Vancouver Career College's Medical Office Assistant diploma program, recounts how she gained both a new family and realized her dreams.



Find out about how you, too, can achieve your dreams today and receive a scholarship to pursue a Medical Office Assistant diploma by filling out the REQUEST INFO form.


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