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 66076$18.38/hr$14.50/hr$16.26/hr$18.09/hr$20.24/hr$23.58/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services850$20.38/hr
Education and Health Services11,490$20.87/hr
Public Administration40$22.90/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$20.51/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$17.44/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 190$19.25/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 290$17.42/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 320$17.57/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 430$18.14/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 490$19.08/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 490$19.78/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 580$18.05/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 610$20.44/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 620$19.08/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 640$18.13/hr15.3%
Northwest Minnesota 660$18.09/hr9.6%
Northeast Minnesota 750$19.06/hr10.5%
Central Minnesota 1,300$20.27/hr24.6%
Southeast Minnesota 1,390$20.28/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,590$21.64/hr15.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,130$21.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,450$20.83/hr15.1%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 2,230$25.02/hr7.7%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 16,980$14.73/hr5.2%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,920$19.72/hr-7.3%
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,580$20.50/hr10.0%
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 3,610$18.54/hr10.0%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%
Customer Service Representatives 58,710$18.55/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.