Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 43-6013 Medical Secretaries
Perform secretarial duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff. 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.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $11.90   Entry $24,750.00
Mean $16.33   Mean $33,965.00
Experience $18.54 Experience $38,567.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
Court Clerks
Customer Service Representatives
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Legal Secretaries
New Accounts Clerks
Office Clerks, General
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Receptionists and Information Clerks
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries