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  • $27,529
  • 574,200
  • 2.8
  • 22.5%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Medical Administration
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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 concentrated in Texas, California, and Ohio.

Medical Secretary Job Market by State

State name Employed Medical Secretaries
Texas 103,630
California 77,170
Ohio 34,390
Michigan 25,830
Massachusetts 24,440
Florida 22,360
Pennsylvania 21,560
Georgia 17,680
Missouri 17,240
North Carolina 15,000
Oregon 13,990
Illinois 13,700
Minnesota 12,690
Arizona 12,470
New Jersey 11,870
Maryland 11,180
Indiana 10,990
New York 10,060
Oklahoma 8,910
Washington 7,970
South Carolina 7,900
Tennessee 7,700
Colorado 7,230
Virginia 6,060
Alabama 5,610
Puerto Rico 5,510
Kentucky 5,360
Wisconsin 4,630
New Mexico 4,520
Iowa 4,390
Connecticut 4,190
Delaware 4,000
Arkansas 3,760
Nevada 3,380
Utah 3,250
Kansas 3,240
Maine 3,160
Montana 2,730
Mississippi 2,720
Nebraska 2,650
New Hampshire 2,650
Louisiana 2,010
Rhode Island 2,000
District of Columbia 1,600
West Virginia 1,520
Hawaii 1,510
Wyoming 1,390
Vermont 1,230
Alaska 1,180
North Dakota 1,000
Idaho 690
South Dakota 120
Guam 100
Virgin Islands 80

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Career Attributes

  • $27,529
  • 574,200
  • 2.8
  • 22.5%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Medical Administration
More Attributes