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

New workers start around £11,082. Normal pay is £20,004 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,401.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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)

  • Medical Prescription

  • Medical Records

  • Medical Terminology

  • Surgery

  • Administrative Support

  • Setting Appointments

  • Auditing

  • Effective Communication

  • Data Entry

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

  • Filing

  • Customer Service

  • Organizational Skills

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • 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.