Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Entry Level: $11.75/hr
Growth for Medical Secretaries
|2015 Jobs||2025 Jobs||Change (2015-2025)||% Change (2015-2025)
Industries Employing Medical Secretaries
|Industry||Occupation Jobs in Industry (2016)||% of Occupation in Industry (2016)||% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
|Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)||1,175||37.9%||12.7%
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||820||26.4%||4.5%
|Offices of Dentists||420||13.5%||17.3%
|Offices of Chiropractors||68||2.2%||19.8%
|Home Health Care Services||58||1.9%||1.1%
- Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
- Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
- Operate office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
- Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
- Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.