Medical Secretaries & Administrative Assistants
Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Unit Clerk, Unit Support Representative
What they do: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.
On the job, you would:
- Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
- Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
- Complete insurance or other claim forms.
- customer service
- administrative services
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- medicine and dentistry
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- talking to others
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
- do two or more things at the same time
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Concern for Others
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
- Epic Systems
- MEDITECH software
Word processing software
- Google Docs
- Microsoft Word
- Billing software
- Intuit QuickBooks
Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Local Salary Info
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Records Specialists
- Office Clerks, General
- Receptionists & Information Clerks
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