Medical Office Assistant

Medical office assistants (MOAs) support doctors and other health care professionals by performing a variety of clerical and administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, word processing, bookkeeping, accounting, photocopying, filing, answering the phone, and correspondence.

Medical office assistants must have excellent communicationl skills. They must have the ability to be thoughtful and discreet. Organizational skills are also necessary for managing large amounts of detailed information.

MOAs should be capable of working both independently and in a team setting. They must also be comfortable working under pressure. Changes in office technology and, the evolving responsibilities mean that adaptability and resourcefulness are important qualities.

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