Medical administrative assistants (NOC 1243)

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.

Interests

Social (S)

Social persons like dealing with people. They enjoy caring for and assisting others in identifying their needs and solving their concerns. Social persons like working and co-operating with others. They prefer to be involved in work that requires interpersonal contact.

Objective (O)

Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.

Directive (d)

Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.

Physical activities

Near vision (V2)

Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).

Not relevant (C0)

Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.

Verbal interaction (H2)

Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.

Sitting (B1)

Work activities primarily involve sitting. Standing and/or walking (2) may occur but is incidental to the work being performed.

Upper limb co-ordination (L1)

Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.

Limited (S1)

Work activities involve handling loads up to 5 kg.

Aptitudes

G V N S P Q K F M
3 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 3

Data, people, things

Compiling (D3)

Accumulating information usually recorded physically but which may be stored mentally; gathering, collating and classifying information about data, people and things; frequently reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to the information.

Speaking - Signalling (P6)

Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.

Operating - Manipulating (C4)

Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.