Medical Secretary

Administrative Assistant, Administrative Support Specialist, Admissions Coordinator   More Names
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Most Common Education Levels

** This graph is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data and offers a snapshot (based on a statistical sample) of the actual education and training levels of those persons who are currently working in this career. It does not necessarily reflect the education or training that an employer may require of a new hire. **

Current Entry Requirements

High school graduates or General Educational Development (GED) certificate completers with good communication and language arts skills and basic office and computer literacy skills may qualify for entry-level employment as a medical secretary.

In addition to high school classes, individuals can acquire these and other needed skills through postsecondary business and office administration training programs, including short-term certificate or two-year associate degree programs offered at public community colleges. Many of these programs include lessons designed to teach about medical terms used in the healthcare industry. Beyond formal training, medical secretaries acquire much of their needed knowledge and skills through on-the-job training from experienced co-workers and supervisors.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

Some College (High School + 1-4 years, no degree)
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Percent Job Growth:

21% - Much faster than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $27,710 - $40,400

Hourly: $13 - $19