Medical Secretary

Code: 43-6013.00

Also known as: Billing Coordinator, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Secretary, Patient Coordinator, Physician Office Specialist, Unit Secretary, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk

Description: Medical Secretaries keep hospitals and physicians' offices running smoothly. They are responsible for a majority of the clerical and administrative work. This includes recording patient information, fielding calls and dealing directly with the public. In order to become a Medical Secretary, one should have a high-school degree or its equivalent. Post-secondary school education as well as strong computer and communication skills are helpful to stay competitive.

Medical Secretary

Typical wages

10% $27,000
25% $31,370
Median $37,350
75% $45,620
90% $54,600
10% $12.98
25% $15.08
Median $17.96
75% $21.93
90% $26.25

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 72,600