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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Company Confidential Owings Mills, MD, 21117
Well established and growing pediatric practice has 1 opening for a BILINGUAL (SPANISH SPEAKING) Medical Assistant 2 openings for a BILINGUAL (SPANISH SPEAKING) Medical Receptionists and that are self-motivated, professional, enthusiastic, reliable, mature and flexible to join our team. This will require your commitment Monday through Friday, one late evening during the week and one Sunday per mon...
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...
Vocational Tech Coordinates activities for Physicians as well as the Administrative Directors and Managers. Coordinate efforts with the physician to insure quality patient interactions and an efficiently managed physician schedule. Performs clerical and secretarial duties requiring an understanding of the department. Performs Medical Assistant duties. Assists with all aspects of patient care as d...
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...
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; *****...
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 ...
The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center is seeking a seasoned Medical Secretary II to provide administrative support to an Orthopaedic practice group. The selected candidate will provide the following: Perform a variety of administrative duties, i.e. calendar coordination/maintenance, coordinate travel arrangements, schedule meetings, etc. Manage high volume p...
Company Confidential Cheektowaga, NY, 14225
MEDICAL SECRETARY: Computer skills, FT position, Harlem Rd., experience preferred. Fax resume to 716-284-5875....
Full-time medical secretary/assistant with 1-2 year’s experience for a medical practice in Plymouth, MA. Duties include: working closely with physician, answering phones, booking appointments, confirming appointments, prepping charts, taking vitals, writing letters, and the ability to learn, or knowledge of eCW for billing. Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask. Friendly and professi...
Company Confidential Hanceville, AL, 35077
Wallace State Community COLLEGE- Hanceville has the following open position: Paralegal Instructor Emergency Medical Services Instructor Health Sciences Secretary For more information, please visit the website at wallacestate.edu/Employment or contact the Human Resources Department at 256-352-8029. Wallace State Community College is an equal opportunity employer. EOE This job listing brou...
Company Confidential New Port Richey, FL, 34653
Medical Assistant, Certified/Secretary needed immediately. Min. 2 yrs recent experience in medical practice mandatory. Pleasant personality and able to work in fast-paced environment. Starting salary up to $14/hr, depending on experience. Paid pension. Call 727-815-1550 to set up interview or Fax CV to 727-815-0667. Reference Code:108318...
Company Confidential Yarmouth, ME, 04096
Privately-owned Orthopaedic practice located in Falmouth, Maine, is recruiting for an experienced medical secretary to join their team. Responsibilities include providing direct support to physicians, mid-level providers and patients. Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments, scheduling surgeries, obtaining necessary medical releases, authorizations, etc. Please email a cover let...
Manpower is searching the best candidates to fill a part time position as a Secretary. Description: Customer Service, Billing and clerical duties. Requirements: Medical Billing course, experience working in a medical office, bilingual (English & Spanish)...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Medical Secretary located in St Louis, Missouri (MO). Responsibilities: This individual will assist a busy physician office with greeting patients Answering phones Filing charts and scheduling patient appointments Obtain correct information from patients including referrals, insurance and forms Makes patients feel comfortable and knowledgeable...
Under direct supervision in the Department of Visual Services, provides support within a clinical department with primary responsibility for answering phones, scheduling and managing appointments including appropriate follow-up appointments, and conducting outreach calls on behalf of the clinician. Delivers excellent customer service and strengthens the patient/clinician relationship. Works to imp...
Company Confidential Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
Large, specialty medical practice seeking experienced Medical Secretary. Must be a well organized, energetic, and professional with the ability to multi -task. Medical office experience with EMR is required. Heavy telephone volume. This is a full time position with benefits with 3-4 evenings per month....
MEDICAL SECRETARY - PT 2 days/week. Computer skills, insurance and EMR knowledge required. Mail resume to: Manager, P.O. Box 1334, Brookhaven, PA 19015...
Medical Secretary- Part Time Clifton Park Family Medicine Medical Secretary needed to provide clerical support to physicians part-time Monday -Friday. Responsibilities include greeting and welcoming patients into our office, recording patient data, collecting co-pays, answering incoming calls and taking messages as required. Other duties as assigned. Successful candidates will possess strong cu...
SECRETARY/MEDICAL BILLING Seeking a person for part time work. Responsible for billing and collecting all patient and insurance charges using Medisoft software. Will undergo training for job. Prior experience preferred but not necessary. Two to three days a week with flexible hours. Must be punctual, professional, able to multitask and be a motivated worker. Starts at $11 per hour. Please reply w...

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