Medical secretaries perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Your duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts.
With high school diplomas or the equivalent, students can enter 2-year programs in technical or vocational schools and community colleges which will lead to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Coursework for medical secretaries will include general office procedures, medical communications and insurance and billing procedures. Medical secretaries can pursue certifications such as the CPS (Certified Professional Secretary) or CAP (Certified Administrative Professional) designation.