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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 73087$18.51/hr$14.85/hr$16.25/hr$18.10/hr$20.69/hr$23.67/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,070$20.17/hr
Education and Health Services12,590$20.69/hr
Public Administration50$19.86/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$20.99/hr17.7%
Rochester MN MSA N/A$20.89/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$18.10/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 190$18.85/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$17.64/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 360$17.97/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 420$17.27/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 470$17.58/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 490$21.00/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 590$20.64/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 650$18.02/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 670$17.91/hr15.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 670$19.60/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 730$18.10/hr9.6%
Northeast Minnesota 800$19.31/hr10.5%
Central Minnesota 1,300$19.98/hr24.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,900$21.19/hr15.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,330$21.12/hrN/A
Minnesota 13,790$20.63/hr15.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs N/A$25.18/hr7.7%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,900$14.83/hr5.2%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,660$20.01/hr-7.3%
Billing and Posting Clerks 7,770$20.91/hr10.0%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,400$18.91/hr10.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/hr6.3%
Customer Service Representatives 60,340$19.02/hr0.7%

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
  • Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.