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Medical receptionists are the first person that patients encounter when visiting a doctor or a hospital. Medical receptionists’ duties include greeting patients and other clients and responding to personal, telephone and written inquiries and requests.
Learnerships for medical receptionists are available.
Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to become a medical receptionist in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Medical receptionists typically study for more than 18 months.
Medical receptionist jobs can typically be found in large and small government clinics and hospitals as well as in private clinics and other healthcare facilities.
To find more information about medical receptionists in South Africa, contact the Department of Health.