All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $85,433
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $15.30
    Median: $17.56
    Experienced: $21.05
  • Growth (2014-2019)13%
  • Openings (2014-2019)259
  • Current Employment 7,040
  • Projected Employment 7,321
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma or equivalent

Medical Secretaries

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Scheduling
  • Patient Care
  • Medical Billing
  • Database Administration
  • Medical Terminology
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • English
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Spanish

occupational tasks

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff
  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations
  • Operate office equipment such as voicemail 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
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)