Medical Secretary Jobs

Medical Secretary Job Overview

Medical secretaries represent physicians as the first face of customer relations. Positions are offered in numerous medical environments, from doctors’, dentists’ or other health practitioners’ offices to hospitals, outpatient care facilities and medical laboratories. Unlike secretaries employed in other industries, a medical secretary needs to acquire knowledge of medical terminology, hospitals’ or physicians’ office procedures and medical records in order to fulfill their duties. Employees who demonstrate excellent transcription, scheduling and office skills, as well as attentiveness and organization could see an advancement offer to a medical office manager.

Daily medical secretary tasks include:

  • Answering phones, routing calls to the appropriate staff and taking messages
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Typing correspondence
  • Preparing financial reports and patients' bills
  • Greeting patients and assisting patients with forms or payments
  • Communicating with insurance companies and other healthcare providers' offices
  • Completing insurance forms, maintaining medical files and checking supply inventory
  • Coordinating staff schedules

Medical Secretary Job Education Requirements

Most employers require that a medical secretary hold a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. While many facilities offer on-the-job training, stand-out candidates will have taken basic courses that teach medical terminology and computer skills. Many community colleges, vocational/technical schools, and even some high schools offer formal instruction in these areas. In addition, a medical secretary needs excellent clerical skills, such as handling phones, scheduling, organization and interpersonal communication.

Medical secretaries looking to advance toward a medical administrative Assistant should enroll in a training course or even pursue an associate degree in medical office administration for a competitive edge. In addition, the National Healthcare Association (NHA) offers certification as a Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), which could increase responsibilities and salary.

Medical Secretary Job Market

Currently, 512,970 individuals are employed as medical secretaries in the United States. The job is projected to grow 41 percent by 2020. This demonstrates that not only is the position highly sought after, but that when compared to other industries, healthcare proves one of the largest employers of secretarial support. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places medical secretaries among the top 10 fastest growing occupations that only require a high school diploma. The states with the highest concentration of medical secretaries include Texas, California, Ohio, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. However, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho are among the top three states expected to see the highest demand growth.

Medical Secretary Job Salary Information

As of May 2013, the average salary for a medical secretary is $15.93 an hour or $33,140 annually. In offices where secretaries are in high demand, such as dental offices, salaries reach up to $18.03 an hour and $37,560 annually. Concurrently, locations with denser populations and high demand for medical secretarial support, such as the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, receive an average annual salary of $42,690. Climbing upward in the medical management field, salaries increase to between $50,000 for managers and $60,000 for executive assistant positions. As such, what begins as an entry-level job has the power to transform into a supportive career with the right balance of continuous training, education and experience.

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MEDICAL SECRETARY- PRIMARY CARE Full-time days. High school or equiv. with 1 year secretarial/clerical experience required. Previous physician office experience preferred. MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER/DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST Part-time days, occasional evenings. Current NYS Rad Tech. license with RDMS or RVT cert. required. Most possess NYS drivers license. DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING INTERVENTIONA...
NYU Langone Medical Center is expanding on Long Island! Opportunities for Medical Assistants and Medical Receptionists/Secretaries (Temp Assignments) OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, March 4th 4pm - 8pm Huntington Hilton 598 Broadhollow Road (Rte. 110), Melville, NY 11747 Salons A & B Register now by visiting careers.nyumc.org/events Please be sure to bring multiple copies of your resume. Busy, mult...
New York-Long Island - Medical Assistant & Medical Secretary Our clients, some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical facilities located in Nassau County and Western Suffolk County, have numerous openings for Certified Medical Assistants, Medical Secretaries and Receptionists. You MUST possess the following: * MINIMUM of one year PAID experience * HS Diploma or GED Medical Assistants must ...
New York-Long Island - Medical Assistants, Medical Secretaries and Receptionists WESTBURY LONG ISLAND - OPEN HOUSE Our clients, some of the most prestigious hospitals and medical facilities located in Nassau County and Western Suffolk County, have numerous openings for Certified Medical Assistants, Medical Secretaries and Receptionists. In an effort to meet increased demand we are offering immedi...
High School/GED Answers and screens phone calls. Greets patients and/or checks them in and out. Provides referrals and pre-certs appropriate to patient and insurance coverage. Provides service to patients as directed by supervisor. Maintains waiting room. Performs other clerical or job-related duties as needed. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, ...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10022
MedicalSecretary Job Responsibilities: Supports physician staff by representing physicians;screening and sorting mail, documents, and telephone calls; scheduling patientappointments and arranging referrals; billing patients and third-party payers;controlling accounts receivables; ; preparing medical reports, patienthistories, and correspondence. Scanning into ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD: eCLINIALWO...
Company Confidential Cumberland, MD, 21502
Medical Secretary Part-time for busy Physician Office, Previous experience and Insurance knowledge preferred. Send reply to: Box 521X c/o Cumberland Times-News PO Box 1662, Cumberland, MD 21501-1662 This job listing brought to you by The Cumberland Times News...
Medical Executive Secretary Part-Time position in a medical office in Millburn, NJ. In addition to all secretarial duties: must have EMR experience, able to multi-task and handle monitoring and order of supplies as well as following-up and updating insurance and personnel credentialing. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume to Rochelle; *****...
About the Opportunity A Medical Secretary is currently being sought for the front desk of a busy medical office in Brooklyn. This is a challenging role requiring an experienced, energetic, savvy, committed, and fast-paced administrative professional. If this sounds like you, apply today to be considered! Company Description Medical Office Job Description The Medical Secretary will be responsi...
Lake Shore Behavioral Health, a local leader in providing Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Treatment Services to the Hispanic community, is recruiting Bi-lingual Counselors and Secretaries. Lake Shore Behavioral Health,is a family friendly organization that offers a competitive salary and bonus structure. Additionally a generous benefit package includes liberal Paid Time Off, Fully paid Life...
Northtowns Medical Group is an innovative and dynamic Internal Medicine practice who is currently seeking an energetic and full-time Medical Secretary. Knowledge/experience with MEDENT and 2 years of medical secretary experience in an office setting are required. We are also looking for a full-time New York State registered Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. We offer extended hours to our ...
New York-New York City - MEDICAL SECRETARIES -3 years in a secretarial and healthcare environment -Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations. -Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence. -Answer telephones, and direct calls to appropriate staff. - Computer Savvy: including web based applications, Microsoft Office, EPIC or EAGLE -...
MEDICAL Administrative Secretary Full Time. Experienced professional. Busy well established Providence orthopedic practice. Executive assistant level. Excellent salary and benefits. Job description & application at www.universityorthopedics.com...
Position Location: The office is located at 35 Plantation Dr, Cameron NC located 1 mile south of the Linden Oaks Family Housing Area. Job Description: Growing medical private practice providing Applied Behavior Analysis services for children with special needs seeks an Office Manager. Successful candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills to provide top-notch service to...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34471
PT Medical Assistant/Secretary for busy physicians office needed. Lady Lake/Ocala area. Please fax resumes to 866-330-7528...
Full-Time Medical Secretary The growth and expansion of Norwood Urgent Care has created a wonderful, full-time opportunity for an experienced Medical Secretary. Each representative will provide clerical support to assist inter-office communication as well as sharing of information across business departments. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 8:00pm Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am to 4:...
Medical Secretary The Greysmith Companies is seeking a top-notch Medical Secretary for one of Rhode Island’s most well respected Healthcare Networks. The primary role of the Medical Secretary is to provide administrative support to the physician, or group of physicians. The Medical Secretary will coordinate daily activities of the physician’s office and ensures smooth functioning of the physician...
MEDICAL SECRETARY- full-time. Please apply in person, Country Care Manor, Fayette City. 724-326-4909....
Company Confidential Norton, OH, 44203
Job Purpose: Performs variety of medical office and clerical duties for a medical office. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Transcribes information relating to medical histories, physical examination, discharges and other special notes involving a wide variety of medical terminology. *...
Medical Secretary Location: Manhasset Reporting to: Office Manager Responsibilities: Schedule pain procedures and office appointments Pre-certify procedures enter in database Obtain and prepare paperwork for hospital departments for scheduled procedures Collect charts for scheduled procedures, to prepare physicians Liaison between office and hospital departments regarding scheduled procedu...

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