Medical Secretaries:

Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $33,170.00
Average Time to Fill 33 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 16,152
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 23.18 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Time Management
Critical Thinking
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Transcribe spoken or written information
Prepare business correspondence
Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
Process medical records
Retrieve files or charts
Answer questions from customers or the public
Prepare correspondence relating to financial discrepancies
Dictate correspondence to be recorded
Complete purchase requisitions
File documents, records, or related materials
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Send information, materials or documentation
Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
Provide clerical assistance to customers or patients
Perform clerical work in medical settings
Process payroll documents, records, or checks
Process account invoices

Documenting/Recording Information

Record client's personal data
Maintain insurance records
Maintain telephone logs
Maintain personnel records
Maintain records, reports, or files in an office, administrative, or clerical setting
Record medical history
Maintain dental or medical records
Prepare records of customer charges
Prepare billing statements
Process medical billing information
Maintain customer and account records
Document medical prognosis
Maintain medical facility records
Maintain public records, reports, or files
Maintain processes and procedures manual
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance
Write administrative procedures services manual

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
General Office Duties
Record Keeping
Staff Management
Customer Contact
Patient Transportation and Transfer
Payment Collection

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