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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 721892 23.743 42102
United States 574,200703,200 22.534,400 33,50080,800

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.2511.6613.70 16.6419.9424.20
Alaska 20.3113.4015.89 19.5324.5629.14
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.3813.5515.76 19.5024.5029.26
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.0715.6917.30 21.7427.7829.98
Southeast Region 17.1510.0213.91 17.4020.6423.58
Balance of State 21.0612.1517.73 21.5925.0728.90

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
79454 6.830.4 22.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation198
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation52
UI claimants previously working in occupation57
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 717
Number of job position postings 183
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.9

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

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

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

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Medical Office Practice

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Medical Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Medical Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Medical Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Medical Office Support OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Medical Billing OEC