Become a Medical Office Assistant or Unit Clerk in Calgary

Program Highlights

  • Get the training you need to begin a rewarding new career in the human services industry!
  • Plenty of stable, high-paying jobs available with a strong job  outlook.
  • More than 95% of applicants qualify for funding.
  • Flexible evening/weekend schedule available

What is a Medical Office Assistant or Unit Clerk in Calgary?

Did you know that Calgary has a shortage of Unit Clerks and Medical Office Assistants? 

This means the Calgary market is ripe for graduates of our Unit Clerk/Medical Office Assistant program! Take advantage of this unique opportunity, and enroll in Alberta Business & Educational Services’ (ABES) dual certificate program, which allows students to be certified as both a Unit Clerk and a Medical Office Assistant in just 26 weeks.

Our Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge and real-world practical skills you need to assist patients and personnel at any type of medical establishment. Alberta Health Services (AHS) provides Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES) with many resources, including a training environment for Sunrise Clinical Management (SCM), a software program used by all patient care units in Calgary hospitals.

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The Health Care Aide Program at ABES helped Manju to land her dream job just 1 day after graduation.


Get the Exact Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant Training Calgary Employers Want

Due to our strategy of developing programs with the cooperation and input of relevant partners, such as Alberta Health Services, the health care industry knows that ABES’ programs best prepare students for employment.

Our Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant program provides students with the following industry-specific education:

  • A practicum in BOTH a hospital and medical office, so students can experience both work environments and choose their preferred area for employment. Most of our students are offered a job out of both practicums.
  • Extensive training on data input and computer skills, including the use of SCM and other health care software programs.
  • All-encompassing training so you can fill any position, including Admitting Clerk, Health Records Clerk, Chart Management Clerk, and Hospital Unit Clerk.

Calgary Employers Want OUR Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant Program Graduates!

Thanks to our close work with relevant partners in developing our programs, our graduates have an employment rate above 95%, so chances are good you will find a Unit Clerk or Medical Office Assistant position very quickly.

If you have organizational skills, are interested in the health care field, or are good with people, you are a great candidate for our Medical Office Assistant/Hospital Unit Clerk course in Calgary. With our comprehensive theoretical and practical training, you will quickly find yourself in a rewarding new career, making a difference in many lives. ABES offers all CalgaryEdmonton, and Lethbridge students a chance to advance their career with our Calgary Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk course.

For more information, or to inquire about registration and admissions requirements, contact Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES) today!

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Our Unit Clerk & Medical Office Assistant course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge and real-world practical skills you need to assist patients and personnel at any type of medical establishment. Fill in the form below to learn more.

What Our Students Have to Say

I found ABES to be a really great learning environment

I found ABES to be a really great learning environment and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the administrative and medical fields.

ABES MOA Graduate

I loved both placements

ABES overall is a great school, you guys did everything possible to make things better. I learned a lot, and my practicum experience was amazing. I loved both placements. I am glad I chose this school, I made a lot of friends, and I am looking forward to starting my career!

Vicky B. - 22/08/2019


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What is the Job Outlook for Medical Office Assistant in Calgary?

Great news for Health Care Aides: there are plenty of opportunities for steady, high-paying positions available both now and in the future.

Health care workers in Alberta have less unemployment and higher wages than average. And according to a report released by the Government of Alberta, by 2025 there will be a shortage of over 5,300 Health Care Aides needed—making this a fast-growing and in-demand career.

In other words, if you’ve been searching for a career that will allow you to give your family a higher quality of life…or if you’re just ready to finally earn the kind of salary you deserve…becoming a Health Care Aide is a fantastic way to earn more money while making the world a better place.

Can I Qualify for Financial Aid?

Yes! More than 95% of applicants qualify for financial aid.

Many applicants—such as those with children, those who didn’t work last year, and those who recently arrived in Canada—will qualify for free grants automatically, and even those with a high income will usually qualify for some aid.

In short: if you’re worried about the cost of the program, schedule a time to chat with an Admissions Advisor. They can help give you a better idea of how much financial aid you will qualify for.

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ABES Difference

What Makes ABES Different from Other Schools?

We stand out from other schools for 3 big reasons:
  • As a small, privately owned school, ABES guarantees hands-on training for every student.
  •  Unlike other schools, all our programs offer practicum in the Calgary area—making it easier for you to stay local. (Many students get their first job offer while they’re still on practicum)
  • Finally, we stand out for our extensive connections in the medical community. Thanks to our relationships with local healthcare facilities, our graduates have an easy road to employment.

What’s the Next Step?

Fill out the form on this page to request more information.

Or, get in touch with an ABES Admissions Advisor for a free, no-obligation consultation. They’ll answer your questions, explain how much financial aid you’ll qualify for, and help you decide if Health Care Aid Certification makes sense for your goals.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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