Medical Secretaries


Perform secretarial duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors
  3. Offices And Clinics Of Dentists
  4. Offices Of Other Health Practitioners
  5. Colleges And Universities

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 6,640 11.26 8.70 12.54 23,410 18,090 26,070
Joplin MSA 200 10.34 8.82 11.11 21,520 18,340 23,100
Columbia MSA 110 11.49 8.75 12.87 23,900 18,190 26,760
Springfield MSA 900 10.44 8.11 11.61 21,720 16,870 24,140
St Louis MSA 3,760 11.85 9.46 13.05 24,650 19,670 27,140
Kansas City* 1,290 11.87 9.55 13.02 24,680 19,864 27,088
Central Region* 460 10.11 7.97 11.18 21,028 16,573 23,256
Northeast Region* 110 8.52 7.20 9.19 17,731 14,969 19,113
Ozark Region* 910 10.43 8.10 11.59 21,693 16,845 24,116
Southeast Region* 330 9.08 7.26 9.99 18,885 15,095 20,779
Southwest Region* 250 9.82 7.79 10.84 20,434 16,199 22,551
St. Charles* 260 12.90 9.53 14.59 26,836 19,828 30,340
St. Louis City* 480 12.48 10.21 13.61 25,951 21,241 28,306
St. Louis County* 1,910 12.25 9.57 13.59 25,480 19,910 28,265
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 300 10.07 8.93 10.64 20,943 18,568 22,130

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 6,310 6,710 400 6.34 147 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,840 1,920 80 4.35 39 Great
St Louis MSA 3,690 3,740 50 1.36 68 Great
Central Region* 510 570 60 11.76 15 Great
Northeast Region* 150 150 .00 3 Fair
Northwest Region* 120 120 .00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 800 940 140 17.50 28 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 340 380 40 11.76 10 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 210 230 20 9.52 6 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training in one of the following
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist (NEW)
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller (NEW)