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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
Northwest Minnesota 80049$22.12/hr$18.64/hr$19.36/hr$22.25/hr$23.60/hr$27.14/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities30$24.07/hr
Professional and Business Services890$25.04/hr
Education and Health Services13,210$23.82/hr
Public Administration100$21.70/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$20.17/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 190$21.71/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 330$22.47/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 400$19.33/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 430$22.45/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 460$22.43/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 590$20.87/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 660$22.20/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 730$22.07/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 750$22.21/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 760$22.47/hr7.0%
Northwest Minnesota 800$22.25/hr5.9%
Northeast Minnesota 870$22.21/hr6.2%
Central Minnesota 1,290$22.96/hr6.8%
Rochester MN MSA 1,720$23.82/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 2,250$23.82/hr9.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,180$24.23/hr6.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 8,730$24.23/hrN/A
Minnesota 14,240$23.82/hr7.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,810$23.91/hr-9.4%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 3,280$30.87/hr5.2%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 14,610$18.34/hr-0.1%
Office Clerks, General 56,580$22.85/hr-3.3%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 3,640$24.69/hr-1.3%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 3,900$22.23/hr7.0%
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,520$24.97/hr-0.3%
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,910$26.37/hrN/A
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2,510$22.39/hr-9.3%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,700$28.79/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.