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) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

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

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

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

Documenting/Recording Information

Write administrative procedures services manual
Document medical prognosis
Maintain dental or medical records
Maintain processes and procedures manual
Maintain customer and account records
Process medical billing information
Prepare records of customer charges
Record medical history
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance
Prepare billing statements
Maintain telephone logs
Maintain insurance records

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain inventory of office supplies
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Inventory medical supplies or instruments
Collect deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Maintain travel expense accounts
Disburse organizational funding
Order office, administrative, or clerical supplies, materials, and equipment

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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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