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Secretary, Medical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPerform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

OutlookSlower-than-average job growth

Median Income$29,700 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMedical secretaries usually work in offices or hospitals. Their jobs often involve sitting for long periods. It's very important in secretarial work that all the details of the job be performed and that everything is done completely.

Minimum Education RequirementsVocational High School Program

SkillsActive Listening, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering, Oral Comprehension