Medical Secretary

Perform secretarial duties.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Very Good

Salary Range
$21,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Medical Secretaries do?

Performs secretarial duties, utilizing knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures: Takes dictation in shorthand or using dictaphone. Compiles and records medical charts, reports, and correspondence, using typewriter or word processor. Answers telephone, schedules appointments, and greets and directs visitors. Maintains files.


Should I be a Medical Secretary?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Admissions Administrative Assistant, Insurance Verifier, Medical Biller, Medical Biller Coder, Medical Biller/Coder See More

    How to become a Medical Secretary

    Most Medical Secretaries have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9rkaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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