Perform secretarial duties.
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
degree or higher and share these traits:
Calm Under Pressure:
You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
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
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.
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