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Medical Receptionist

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.

How to be a Medical Receptionist in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

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:

  1. Certificate (National Senior Certificate /NC(V)
  2. Learnership  (Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 2,3,4) 

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Medical receptionists typically study for more than 18 months.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

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.

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about medical receptionists in South Africa, contact the Department of Health.


Medical Receptionist Related Careers

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Medical Receptionist Courses in South Africa

  • Office Administration – NQF Level 2 
  • Office Administration – NQF Level 3 
  • Office Administration – NQF Level 4 
  • Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 3 
  • Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 3 
  • Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 4

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