Information About Medical Secretaries

Training Requirements for Medical Secretaries

Medical secretaries need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Medical secretaries
Training for Medical Secretaries
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 28.1
Some College 32.8
Associates Degree 14.7
Bachelors Degree 18.4
Masters Degree 3.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment outlook for Medical Secretaries

Represents about 527,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 108,000 more medical secretaries but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 163,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, medical secretaries make $16.85 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical secretaries $11.16 $13.32 $16.22 $19.42 $23.91
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Secretaries and administrative assistants $11.02 $13.93 $17.90 $23.48 $29.92
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, medical secretaries make $35,060 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical secretaries $23,220 $27,710 $33,730 $40,400 $49,730
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Secretaries and administrative assistants $22,930 $28,960 $37,230 $48,830 $62,230
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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