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.
Median Annual Wage: $32,240
Education: Some college, no degree (41%); High school diploma or equivalent (37%); Post-secondary certificate (20%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Billing Coordinator; Admissions Coordinator; Medical Secretary; Unit Support Representative; Health Unit Coordinator; Medical Office Specialist; Patient Coordinator; Physician Office Specialist; Unit Secretary; Ward Clerk
Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
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.
Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.
Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Perform various clerical or administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.