Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

risk level
Based on 43 votes
by year 2032
or $18.51 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

89% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

80% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 89% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 8.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' was $38,500, or $18 per hour

'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' were paid 16.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 682,630 people employed as 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' within the United States.

This represents around 0.46% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 216 people are employed as 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants'.

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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Mari says
There are some parts which can be automated like scheduling appointments, but depending on the medical center or doctor's office things will be different. I am honestly 50 50 on this one.
Jul 31, 2023 at 11:44 PM

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