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Working in Health and Wellness means you’ll be making a difference to the lives of others. In fact, if you’re passionate about helping people, finding a job in the healthcare sector can be one of the most rewarding career choices there is. So, if you’re wondering how you can start your career in healthcare, we’ll walk you through in this handy guide.

It can often seem like working in healthcare is an unachievable goal considering the complexities of the medical sector. What many people don’t know is that you don’t actually need any medical experience, or even a university degree, to break into the medical sector! At Academy of Learning Career College, we offer a range of healthcare programs that provide students with all the experience and skills they need to kickstart their career in healthcare.

Medical Office Clerk

The Medical Office Clerk Certificate is perfect for anyone wanting to work in administrative and support roles in healthcare establishments. This program will help students develop their skills and meet the demands of today’s healthcare business by providing them with the knowledge of healthcare procedures, business concepts and office skills.

On the Medical Office Clerk program, you will learn medical terminology (covering a range of specialisms) and general medical practice, as well as the very best office admin skills. These admin skills include learning about the latest Microsoft Office software and developing effective communication skills. Once the program is completed, you can be confident in applying for a rewarding and stimulating role as a medical office clerk.

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Medical Receptionist

Academy of Learning’s Medical Receptionist Diploma offers students all the skills they need to work in an office environment as a professional receptionist. In this program, you gain top-class administration skills and study programs specifically aimed at working in a healthcare setting. You develop both practical and professional administrative skills such as the Microsoft Office suite and business communications. The program also covers subjects aimed explicitly at those working within a medical environment, including medical terminology and medical word processing.

Once students have completed the Medical Receptionist Diploma, they gain a commendable Academy of Learning qualification. You will have demonstrated to potential employers your dedication and determination to succeed in this crucial role. A graduate of this program can be confident in applying for a rewarding and exciting career as a medical receptionist.

Personal Support Worker and Health Care Aides

It’s become more apparent than ever before that there is a significant need for Personal Support Workers and Health Care Aides – commonly known as PSWs and HCAs – who can handle the challenges of caring for Canada’s elderly community. Academy of Learning’s Personal Support Worker and Health Care Aide Certificates are designed to help motivated, cheerful and empathetic individuals pursue their goals in becoming a PSW or HCA by giving them the skills, training and experience required to find a rewarding career in various healthcare settings.

The Personal Support Worker and Health Care Aide Certificates provide a solid educational base for those who provide long-term care and support services to individuals in both institutional and community settings. The program is delivered through a combination of instructor-led training, integrated learning system training facilitated by Academy of Learning facilitators and instructors and a range of clinical placements.

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Students who complete the program are equipped to deal with the day-to-day challenges faced by a PSW or HCA. For example, you will learn how to help a client with routine activities of living such as personal care, mobility, home management, meal preparation, family care, and assisting with social and recreational activities.

Medical Office Assistant

Academy of Learning’s Medical Office Assistant program aims to ensure graduates are employment-ready and comprehensively trained.

This program provides you with the basic knowledge, skills, and work experience required to become permanently employable in various medical settings. Skill development is delivered in comprehensive medical administrative knowledge, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology. The program also helps you understand the full range of computer and office skills and provides on-site work experience through participation in a one-month externship at an approved healthcare training facility.

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many healthcare settings.

Medical Information Assistant

The Medical Information Assistant Certificate prepares students to work as executive/senior assistants in healthcare establishments. The program provides you with comprehensive medical administrative knowledge and office skills to become successful as an assistant in a healthcare setting.

You will develop keyboarding skills, a basic level in operating Windows systems, and a range of office skills during this program. As well as this, you also get an introduction to medical terminology, medical office procedures and practical medical receptionist simulation.

This program is targeted at the mature student who is looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. Medical Information Assistants provide support to senior-level executives in clinics, hospitals, associations, and other establishments. Upward mobility in this role is possible with experience, motivation, dedication and a positive attitude.

An Academy of Learning Career College diploma is one of the most prestigious diplomas you can complete from one of the world’s most highly regarded training organizations. Businesses throughout the US and Canada recognize the Academy of Learning name as a sign that you have been trained to the very highest level. So, if you’re interested in a great healthcare career, why not consider getting in touch with your local Academy of Learning now?