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Medical secretaries perform administrative and clerical work in medical offices, hospitals, or private physicians' offices. They answer phone calls, order supplies, handle correspondence, bill patients, complete insurance forms, and transcribe dictation. Medical secretaries also handle bookkeeping, greet patients, schedule appointments, arrange hospital admissions, and schedule surgeries. There are approximately 530,360 medical secretaries employed throughout the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Organized

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Medical Record Technician or Unit Manager

Senior Secretary or Office Manager

Medical Secretary