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Medical secretary

Medical secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to the medical sector.
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What does a medical secretary do?

Medical secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support to hospital doctors, GPs, health service workers and medical researchers. You’ll need excellent organisational skills to do this job, as well as a good working knowledge of medical terminology. As a medical secretary, you could work for a:

  • consultant in a hospital setting
  • director or chief executive of an NHS Trust
  • GP surgery
  • private practice
  • university or research department
  • pharmaceutical company

What do I need to do to become a medical secretary?

You do not need a specific qualification to become a medical secretary, but excellent typing and administrative skills are essential. A typing qualification is often desirable.

Related skills

  • Administration
  • Attention to detail
  • IT
  • Literacy
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork

Related subjects

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • English

Desirable qualifications

  • Typing qualification

Where could I be working?

You will be working indoors, in a medium or large company.

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