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.
Sample of reported job titles: Medical Secretary, Receptionist, Unit Support Representative, Office Manager, Medical Receptionist, Patient Relations Representative (PRR), Front Office Manager, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Patient Coordinator
New Hampshire Outlook
Top industries in NH for this occupation:
Education and Training
Most entry-level Medical Secretaries have at least a high school diploma, and complete one to twelve months of on-the-job training. High school career education programs can also provide training in basic secretarial and administrative assistant skills. For Medical Secretaries, knowledge of medical industry terminology is frequently required. Formal postsecondary education programs commonly include training in medical terminology and practices.
There are no professional licensing requirements in New Hampshire for Medical Secretaries. Professional associations for this occupation offer voluntary certification programs for those looking to improve professional competence.
Interests (Holland Code): CS
Career Cluster: Health Science
Although secretaries and administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in schools, hospitals, government agencies, and legal and medical offices. Most work in comfortable office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office.
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* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
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NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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