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
£ 8,136
£ 18,362
£ 34,086

Available jobs

In the past year there were 72,150 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.

  • 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.

  • Medical Terminology

  • Administrative Support

  • Secretarial Experience

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Nursing

  • RSA (Cryptosystem)

  • Medical Records

  • Dictation

  • Surgery

  • Information Privacy

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.

  • Communications

  • Typing

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Clerical Works

  • Microsoft Office

  • Detail Oriented

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Filing

  • Administrative Functions

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.