On the Job
Medical Secretaries may schedule appointments with patients, prepare bills, or complete medical charts. They must have specialized medical knowledge.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate computers or computerized equipment.
- Interview employees, customers, or others to collect information.
- Maintain financial or account records.
- Maintain medical records.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
- Transcribe spoken or written information.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Prepare business correspondence.
- Send information, materials or documentation.
- Relay information between personnel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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