Medical Secretaries (43-6013)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 612702 14.79 716
United States 527,600635,800 20.510,820 5,56016,380

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.8511.1613.32 16.2219.4223.91
Alaska 19.7612.9115.33 19.0424.2628.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.6713.1715.17 18.5523.9728.60
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.1615.6217.94 23.2126.7029.10
Southeast Region 15.819.759.76 15.4720.6023.85
Balance of State 22.4216.7120.03 22.5225.2029.01

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
76960 7.830.6 23.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation191
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation59
UI claimants previously working in occupation62
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 682
Number of job position postings 150
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Medical Office Administration: Concentration in Medical Assistant Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Medical Office Administration AAS
Medical Office Administration I Certificate
Medical Office Administration II Certificate

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Medical Office Practice

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Medical Billing OEC
Medical Office Reception OEC
Medical/Dental Reception CT2