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MEDICAL SECRETARY
Daily Tasks
Supports physicians and other health-care providers. Primary tasks include transcribing medical dictation about patient care, maintaining calendars and schedules, organizing and managing correspondence, scheduling trips, maintaining committee minutes and preparing documents for publication or presentation.
Skills/Talents
Strong communication skills, human relations skills, organizational skills, multitasking skills, computer skills, ability to work independently, ability to work with a team, sound judgment, detail oriented.
Work Setting
Office setting.
Work Hours
Primarily day shifts, Monday-Friday.
Education
Completion of a formal medical secretary/transcriptionist training program or equivalent experience.
Qualifications
Knowledge of medical terminology, English usage, grammar, punctuation and style, word processing software, spreadsheets, formatting databases, and dictation/transcription equipment. Ability to work with numbers and statistics. Typing ability of 60 words per minute. Successful completion of Mayo Clinic's entry-level medical transcription test.
Recommended High School Classes
college prep, business/accounting, keyboarding, computer applications, advanced English composition, healthcare sciences, biology, math, and psychology
Minnesota Median Salary
$17.08/hour ($35,663/yr)
Medical Secretary
REAL LIFE
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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
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Rocheseter Community and Technical College
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical
Riverland Community College
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Medical Secretary Training Program