2013 Success Story
Meet Maninder - our 2013 HSS nominee for Student of the Year! Her journey from a University student in India, to an immigrant wife in Canada, mother of twin boys...and now a successful professional in health care administration.
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Hospital support specialist
If you're looking for a rewarding career in hospital administration, you'll love the many opportunities our Hospital Support Specialist Diploma Program will prepare you for.
Stenberg College is the only private post-secondary school in BC offering this unique industry specific program specializing in administrative duties within the heath care field. You'll receive training in medical terminology, professional communications, office operations, keyboarding/data entry, registration, diagnostic imaging, release of information, health records clerical duties, Meditech and other computerized health information systems as applicable.
This one of a kind program will prepare you for entry-level employment as an Admitting/Registration Clerk, Health Records Clerk, Diagnostic Imaging Clerk, Hospital Switchboard Operator, Medical Secretary and much more.
Want to know more about this exciting field? Read on...
The Stenberg College Hospital Support Specialist Program prepares graduates to:
Typical Job Duties
The Hospital Support Specialist job you choose will be limited only by your imagination and how hard you're willing to work. Typical duties can include:
As a Hospital Support Specialist, you could work in a:
Wages and Career Outlook
Wage and career outlook information is difficult to predict. Unlike other occupations, opportunities in healthcare are driven by current government policy rather than the business cycle. The typical wage upon graduation tends to be in the range of $18.16-$21.00/hr. Some positions can lead to clerical supervisory roles, for which the wage ranges from $23.00-$28.00/hr.
Use the following sites to find further information about career outlook and wages. By no means is this a comprehensive list, but it is a place to start:
Is This Program For You?
It is if you:
Program Admission Requirements
Prior to Program Admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements for the program. Upon enrollment, students will be informed of next steps and timelines. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:
NB: Additional criteria may be required to fulfill industry guidelines; students will be informed in advance of any requirements that need to be fulfilled for placements
Duration and Financing
Duration: 51 weeks, including practicum
Financing: You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options; the Stenberg College Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.