Medical Office Administrator

Medical office administrators perform various administrative tasks in relation to making appointments, registering patients, billing, and communication with insurance companies. They are the first and last contact when visiting a health professional.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Daily tasks

  • Plan and confirm patients’ medical appointments with physicians
  • Greet patients and record their information in their file
  • Prepare the documents required for an appointment (insurance, medical document, etc.)
  • Complete documents related to insurance and reimbursements for care
  • Prepare invoices and other documents required for patients
  • Ensure the follow-up and planning of future appointments

Required skills

  • Be curious and have good logical sense
  • Be respectful and keep professional secrecy
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

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Salary

$20,56 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $42 765

Min hourly rate: $14,00 / h ($29 120)

Max hourly rate: $23,74 / h ($49 379)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Private houses

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

  • Nova-Scotia Community College - NSCC

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 1

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