Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

3.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
89%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8%
by 2031
WAGES
$37,450
or $18.00 hourly
VOLUME
656,640
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 8% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' was $37,450, or $18.00 hourly
'Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants' are paid 18.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as medical secretaries and administrative assistants?

As of 2021 there were 656,640 people employed as Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants within the United States.
This represents around 0.47% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 214 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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