- Books resources such as rooms and refreshments, and orders stationery and other supplies as appropriate.
- Organises and attends meetings and takes minutes of proceedings.
- Answers enquiries and refers patient to appropriate experts.
- Maintains patients.
- Transcribes dictation into required format.
- Sorts and files correspondence and maintains diary of the person/s for whom he/she works.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 36% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for medical secretary is £19,052
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,246. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for medical secretary roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £19,052 per year. That is about £1,588 per month or £9.77 per hour. New workers generally start on £6,561, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,490
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,246 people are employed in the region.