An Entry-Level Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of C$15.40 per hour. A skill in Medical Terminology is associated with high pay for this job.

C$21,368 - C$44,897
C$21K
C$33K
C$45K
MEDIAN: C$32,789
10%
50%
90%
C$12.10 - C$19.96
C$12
C$15
C$20
MEDIAN: C$15.42
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$44K
Salary C$21,368 - C$44,897
Bonus C$98.87 - C$1,483
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$24,971 - C$42,074
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$12.10 - C$19.96
Hourly Tips C$3.21
Overtime C$12.00 - C$28.92
Annual Data C$0C$42K
Bonus C$98.87 - C$1,483
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$24,971 - C$42,074
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 959

Job Description for Medical Office Assistant

Medical office assistants are often considered the glue that holds a clinic or doctor's office together. While they don't normally have any formal medical training, they are the persons who help keep the office running as smoothly as possible. They provide a wide spectrum of office administration functions, including recordkeeping and patient documentation. In some practices, they may also work to assist in preparing patients for basic examination procedures.

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Medical Office Assistant Tasks

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

Medical Office Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$32,235

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Medical Office Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Office Assistant in North Vancouver:
"Demanding, but rewarding."
Be prepared for demanding patients and doctors, but helping those who medically need it is rewarding.

Medical Office Assistant in Vancouver:
"The right career path"
Learn as much as you can from walk in clinics.

Key Stats for Medical Office Assistant

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Medical Office Assistant Salaries

Medical Terminology
▲10%

Scheduling
▲4%



▲1%

Office Administration
▼0%


National Average
C$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 59%