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How to Get a Job as a Medical Secretary

You don’t need fancy credentials to land an entry-level gig, according to Scott, but interpersonal and multitasking skills, a solid grasp of medical terms and computer competency are musts. Although job openings should be abundant, proactively searching and applying for positions at clinics and hospitals helps.

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Upward Mobility good Above Average
Stress Level fair Average
Flexibility fair Average

What is the Job Like?

Medical secretaries work full time in office settings and must deal with the varying personalities of patients, health care providers and health care practitioners. A medical secretary career can be a lateral move from a medical assistant position, according to Scott. But a medical secretary job can also serve as a springboard to a higher position. With proper training, it’s possible for a medical secretary to move on to a higher position as a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse.

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