5 Reasons Why Now Is The Time To Enroll In A Medical Administration Program

After graduating from Saskatoon Business College’s Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) diploma program, students can work in a wide range of healthcare facilities. There are a number of advantages to a career in MAA. The profession offers aspiring graduates job security, competitive compensation, and the opportunity to help others.

The outbreak of the coronavirus has put increased pressure on all aspects of the healthcare sector. As a medical office administrator, you will be able to help healthcare teams stay well organized.

Read on to discover some of the many reasons why now is the time to sign up for an MAA program. 

Graduate From A Medical Administration Program In 10 Months 

One of the benefits to a medical administration program is that students can graduate in just 40 weeks. This means that you will be ready to start a new career in less than a year.  In the 10-month program, students will learn:

  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy 
  • Medical Transcription
  • Patient Scheduling 
  • Medical Billing 
  • And more!

At SBC, hands-on training in medical office procedures and administration means that students can become job-ready quickly.  

There Is Demand For Medical Office Administrators

Even before COVID-19, there was growing demand for medical administration professionals. According to the Government of Canada, the number of job openings for medical administrators is likely to exceed the number of new job seekers over the next few years.  

This means that graduates can expect to benefit from job security and stability. One of the reasons for this is that the boomer generation is nearing retirement. Not only will this create more positions, but an ageing population is likely to have increased healthcare needs.   Blair Chapman, Campus Director at SBC said, “I spoke to a lady recently who is very frustrated working in an unstable industry.   Due to cutbacks, her job is down to one day a week.  Meanwhile, her close friend (SBC graduate) is working full time in the health care field and loves her job.  She realizes now she needs to invest in herself by acquiring more education.” 

An ageing population means there is more demand in the healthcare sector

Earn A Competitive Salary  

After completing medical administration courses at Saskatoon Business College, you will be able to access a well-paid profession. The median wage for medical office administrators in Canada is $21.86 an hour.  Furthermore, as you advance in the profession, you will have the opportunity to increase your salary and take on more responsibility.  “Both family doctors and Specialists call me on a regular basis to hire SBC grads. Sask Health Authority also views SBC medical diplomas as the benchmark for hiring in Saskatchewan” said Blair Chapman.

Flexibility 

Another important benefit is that medical office administrators can work in a variety of healthcare settings. Opportunities wait in hospitals, doctors’ offices, health insurance companies or other specialized healthcare services. This means that you can find a role that suits you. 

Each of these positions will also offer different schedules. You could choose to work evenings and weekends at a hospital, or a regular Monday to Friday schedule at a clinical practice, and choose between part-time and full-time work. This is perfect for professionals who might have families or young children to consider.  

A Rewarding Career 

Finally, the main benefit to a career in medical office administration is that it’s rewarding. As a healthcare worker, you will have the opportunity to help others on a daily basis. Whether it’s a patient, their family, or another healthcare worker, you will be able to find career satisfaction knowing that you are doing valuable work and helping others. 

Help others as a medical office administrator

Do you want to find out more about attending a medical administration college?

Contact SBC to learn more!