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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-6013 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 1,33072$22.13/hr$18.45/hr$19.29/hr$22.21/hr$23.86/hr$26.93/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities20$22.85/hr
Professional and Business Services470$22.27/hr
Education and Health Services14,800$22.94/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$23.32/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$19.14/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 180$20.09/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 260$22.24/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 360$19.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 400$22.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 410$21.07/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 610$22.14/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 610$20.17/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 660$22.08/hr7.0%
Southeast Balance of State 660$19.76/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 690$20.60/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 730$21.96/hr6.2%
Northwest Minnesota 790$21.03/hr5.9%
Central Minnesota 1,330$22.21/hr6.8%
Rochester MN MSA 2,560$22.94/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 3,120$22.94/hr9.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,650$23.55/hr6.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,250$23.50/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,370$22.94/hr7.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,510$23.21/hr-9.4%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 3,240$30.13/hr5.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 14,630$17.21/hr-0.1%
Office Clerks, General 55,760$21.69/hr-3.3%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 4,850$23.90/hr-1.3%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 4,290$20.31/hr7.0%
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,170$23.88/hr-0.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,890$26.05/hrN/A
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,280$19.61/hr-9.3%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,760$26.76/hr-14.4%

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Complete insurance or other claim forms.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
  • Operate office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
  • Schedule tests or procedures for patients, such as lab work or x-rays, based on physician orders.
  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.