Medical Secretary Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 574,200 Medical Secretaries in the United States. The Medical Secretary job market is expected to grow by 22.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Medical Secretary Employability Rating

A Sokanu rates Medical Secretaries with an A employability rating, meaning this career should provide great employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 134,200 Medical Secretaries. That number is based on 129,000 additional Medical Secretaries, and the retirement of 5,200 existing Medical Secretaries.

Demand for Medical Secretaries

Through 2024, employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Federal health legislation in the United States is expected to raise the number of individuals who have access to health insurance. In addition, the aging population will result in increased demand for medical services through Social Security and Medicare. These trends will lead to a greater need for medical secretaries trained to manage the administrative tasks related to billing and insurance processing. Secretaries with a combination of work experience and knowledge of medical computer software applications are likely to have the best job prospects. Those who earn a Bachelor’s Degree will expand their employability to include managerial roles. As medical doctors and other practitioners combine resources and specializations to form consortiums, their secretaries will commonly assist more than one doctor. This transition from the traditional one physician/one secretary model may present higher-earning opportunities in the field. Most positions will be in physicians’ offices, surgical hospitals, and private clinics.

Supply of Medical Secretaries

The Medical Secretary industry is not particularly concentrated in any state.

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