Medical administrative specialists are employed in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, insurance companies and other organizations connected to the medical field. Administrative duties include composing/transcribing correspondence, managing doctors’ schedules, preparing professional presentations, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files and transcribing patient reports.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for medical secretaries is expected to grow 32 percent in Minnesota by the year 2020. CAREERwise: " This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers. There will be a need for about 3,480 new Medical Secretaries to meet market demand between 2010-2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth."
Graduates secure employment in positions such as health unit coordinator, medical receptionist, patient relations representative (PRR), front office manager, medical office specialist, office manager, patient coordinator, receptionist and unit support representative.
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