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Medical Admins

Medical secretaries and administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities
Medical Admins
Do you love helping people, and have a keen eye for detail? The world needs you as a medical admin!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are in high demand. They are in high demand because they are needed to help manage insurance and billing!

TYPICAL SALARY
$80k
That's $3,300 per weekly paycheck
CAREER OUTLOOK
Growing
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
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Less Training                                          More Training
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More Structure                                     Less Structure
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ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Clinic Office Assistant, Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Physician Office Specialist, Secretary, Unit Clerk, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk
At A Glance in US
2028 JOB GROWTH
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398,000 (35%)
SALARY RANGE
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AVG. JOBS / YEAR
398,000 (35%)
TIME TO JOURNEYMAN
398,000 (35%)
ALTERNATIVE JOB TITLES:
Clinic Office Assistant, Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Physician Office Specialist, Secretary, Unit Clerk, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk
A Typical Day Icon

Your Typical Day:

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
  • Complete insurance or other claim forms.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
  • Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
  • 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.
  • Perform bookkeeping duties, such as credits or collections, preparing and sending financial statements or bills, and keeping financial records.
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Wages in the US:

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26.25
Per Hour Base Income
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Total Compensation
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Your Responsibilities

  • Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Transcribe spoken or written information.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.
  • Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
  • Refer customers to appropriate personnel.
  • Relay information between personnel.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 86/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 82/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 73/100

  • Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 65/100

  • Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 60/100

  • Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. 60/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 57/100

  • Economics and Accounting

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data. 50/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 47/100

  • Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 33/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Photocopiers
  • Magnetic stripe readers and encoders
  • Hospital intercom systems
  • Notebook computers
  • Premise branch exchange PBX systems
  • Dictation machines
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Laser fax machine
  • Scanners
  • Laser printers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
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