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Employment for medical secretaries is expected to grow by 36 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor—or much faster than the average for all careers. The growing U.S. population—especially the increasing number of people age 65 and older—will create excellent opportunities in the health care industry. Also, recent health care reform has enabled more people to have access to affordable health care. There will be strong demand for medical secretaries in a variety of medical settings. Medical secretaries are doing more technical work requiring computer skills beyond keyboarding. The job outlook will be brightest for medical secretaries with advanced education and those who are up to date on the latest software programs and technological advances.