Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to 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.
Common job titles of Medical Secretaries include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
41.32% said they needed a Some College Courses.
37.01% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
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.
Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.
Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
Transcribe recorded messages or practitioners' diagnoses or recommendations into patients' medical records.
Schedule tests or procedures for patients, such as lab work or x-rays, based on physician orders.
Complete insurance or other claim forms.
Perform bookkeeping duties, such as credits or collections, preparing and sending financial statements or bills, and keeping financial records.
Arrange hospital admissions for patients.
Prepare correspondence or assist physicians or medical scientists with preparation of reports, speeches, articles, or conference proceedings.
Perform various clerical or administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
Multi-line telephone systems
Laser printersAll Tools
Laser facsimile machines
Hospital intercom equipment
Credit card processing machines
Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
Accounts payable software
Accounts receivable software
Allscripts PayerpathAll Technologies
Allscripts Professional PM
CPSI CPSI System
Electronic health record EHR software
Henry Schein Dentrix
Intuit QuickBooks Point of Sale
Medical procedure coding software
MEDITECH Medical and Practice Management MPM Suite
Patterson Dental Supply Patterson EagleSoft
PracticeWorks Systems Kodak WINOMS CS
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance CMS Secure Net Access Portal C-SNAP
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension