Job prospects Administrative Assistant, Medical in Ontario

Job opportunities for Medical administrative assistants (NOC 1243) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as an administrative assistant, medical.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Ontario

administrative assistant, medical
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Medical administrative assistants (NOC 1243) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.

What Types of Employers Are Out There?

  • Most medical administrative assistants work in physician offices and hospitals.
  • Nursing and residential care facilities and out-patient care centres are also key employers.


What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

  • Investments in new hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Transformation and streamlining of Ontario’s healthcare logistical systems, may negatively affect potential job openings
  • Increasing use of technology to perform administrative tasks may also moderate demand for this occupation.


What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

  • Candidates with training in medical office administration and knowledge of medical terminology should have better opportunities securing employment
  • Knowledge of healthcare information system software may improve job prospects
  • Proficiency in data entry and typing.

What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

  • Willingness to work shifts on evenings and weekends.

Here are some key facts about Medical administrative assistants in the Ontario region:

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