Medical Secretary

Career Overview

Medical secretaries perform secretarial duties in a medical setting including greeting patients, scheduling patients appointments, billing patients, and maintaining medical charts.


It may be necessary to complete a program in office administration or a similar field in order to obtain one of these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$23,000 /yr
$33,000 /yr
$49,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Writing
  • Communication
Work Environment

Medical secretaries typically work in hospitals, medical offices, and insurance offices.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada