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Medical secretaries perform administrative duties in a medical office or in a health-related industry, such as insurance. Familiarity with medical terminology, claims management, and filing procedures is often required. Strong grammar and spelling abilities are essential. Duties may include word
processing, data entry, reception and database management, as well as interaction with vendors and patients. Sensitivity to confidential matters is required.
Most medical secretaries are full-time employees who work a standard 40-hour week. However, office work can lend itself to alternative or flexible working arrangements, such as part-time work or job sharing.
Employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow 22 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of medical secretaries will depend on growth of the healthcare industry. Aging baby boomers, for example, will require more medical services as they become eligible for Social Security and Medicare. As a result of these effects, medical secretaries will be needed to handle administrative tasks related to billing and insurance processing.
Medical secretaries can receive education through academic programs at many community colleges in the state. However, high school graduates who have basic office skills may qualify for entry-level secretarial positions.
Licensure is not required in the state of Connecticut.
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