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body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Neither

Study Length

Shorter Study

Environment

Busy Environment

Medical Receptionist

Medical receptionists are the first person that patients encounter when visiting a doctor or a hospital. Duties of a medical receptionist 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. Certificate (Vocational: Office Administration – NQF Level 2 )
  3. Certificate (Vocational: Office Administration – NQF Level 3 )
  4. Certificate (Vocational: Office Administration – NQF Level 4 )
  5. Learnership – Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 2 
  6. Learnership – Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 3 
  7. Learnership – Secretarial / Administration Services – Level 4

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Medical receptionists typically study for more than 18 months.

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Medical secretaries can work at large and small clinics and hospitals (government and private) as well as private practises.

Others may be employed at companies within the private sector.

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

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

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