Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

3.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $17.96 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 84% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 10.6% by 2030
'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' was $37,350, or $17.96 hourly
'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' are paid 11.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 597,100 people employed as Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants.
This represents around 0.43% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 43-6013.00

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