Medical Secretaries

Medical secretaries deal with correspondence, make appointments and handle patients’ queries file and maintain medical and other records transcribe notes and dictation and perform other clerical tasks in hospitals/surgeries and other medical establishments.


New workers
£ 11,082
£ 20,004
£ 36,401

Available jobs

In the past year there were 75,603 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Books resources such as rooms and refreshments, and orders stationery and other supplies as appropriate.

  • Organises and attends meetings and takes minutes of proceedings.

  • Answers enquiries and refers patient to appropriate experts.

  • Maintains patients’ records and arranges appointments.

  • Transcribes dictation into required format.

  • Sorts and files correspondence and maintains diary of the person/s for whom he/she works.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Surgery

  • Administrative Support

  • Medical Terminology

  • Medical Records

  • Medical Prescription

  • Setting Appointments

  • Secretarial Experience

  • Dictation

  • Clinical Systems And Networks

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Typing

  • Management

  • Administrative Functions

  • Customer Service

  • Filing

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

  • Clerical Works

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.