Sample 1 - State of California

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Medical Secretaries
(SOC Code : 43-6013)
in California

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$18.64$14.48$17.77$22.35

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202268,50088,40019,90029.12,810

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Offices of Physicians 63,21833.8%
Offices of Dentists 27,06522.3%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,67518.6%
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 47,26311.1%
Outpatient Care Centers 7,5474.8%
Other Professional & Technical Services 24,3041.9%
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,4061.2%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secreta
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
Operate office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.
Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
Perform various clerical or administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Alternate Titles
Dental Secretaries; Medical Administrative Specialists; Medical Office Receptionists; Medical Office Secretaries; Medical Receptionists
 
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