Medical Office Assistant (Online)

Take your education to a new level with a flexible learning environment in the growing field of healthcare.

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32 Weeks (FT); 64 Weeks (PT)



Program Outline

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About The Program

The Medical Office Assistant (online) diploma program provides students with flexible schedule options.

Career Opportunities

As an Medical Office Assistant graduate, you will qualify for positions such as Medical Office Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Billing Clerk, Medical Billing Secretary, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Receptionist, Clinical Assistant, Ward Secretary, and Booking Clerk.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  • Horizon Health Network
  • Mental Health Services
  • Saint John Regional Hospital
  • Bedford Chiropractic
  • CBI Health
  • Salvation Army


92 %

Employment Rate*

$ 21

Average Wage/hr**

$ 25

High Wage/hr**

*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.


NOC Code: 1243 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on New Brunswick data. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in July, 2021.

Program Details

Does a career in the medical field exhilarate you?

Do you want to be a part of the fast-paced and growing healthcare industry while gaining the skills you need to succeed in a business environment?

If you’re looking to enhance your abilities in an office setting as well as gain medical experience, but prefer to have more control over how, when, and where you can study, then the Medical Office Assistant online program is the right fit for you. This program provides you with the opportunity to pursue a diploma at your own pace and offers, full-time (32 Weeks) and part-time (64 Weeks) options to give you the flexibility to comfortably fit an education into your busy life.

By the end of the program, you will be equipped with all the skills you need to be successful at the forefront of a doctor’s office and as an assistant who’s assessing patients. You will understand the different classes of drugs and their use in various treatments, be well-versed in medical terminology, gain knowledge about the Canadian healthcare system, and learn clinical procedures generally performed in a medical office – prescription handling, assisting patients with their exams, and diagnostic testing.

You will also learn computer fundamentals, with emphasis on computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system, and gain a strong understanding of all Microsoft applications. The Medical Office Assistant program will help build on your communication and multi-tasking skills, as well as enhance your knowledge in Accounting applications. You will be encouraged to be a team player while putting your professional and interpersonal skills to practice throughout the course of this program.

After completing the program, you will have earned four certifications:

– Business Applications Certificate

– Accounting and Applications Certificate

– Healthcare Fundamentals Certificate

– Medical Practice Certificate

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Admission Requirements
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High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.

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Success Stories

I decided to enroll in an online class at Eastern College for further education and earn a diploma in Medical Office Assistant program. Eastern College equipped me with essential hard skills and enhancing my soft skills to move forward in my career. The school also provided career assistance to help me with the requirements during my job application. I am so excited and happy that I've got a job as a Medical Office Assistant in a primary health clinic.