Different Types of Secretaries in Healthcare (Video)

Although the title of "secretary" might conjure up images of someone sitting at a desk typing away, there are a variety of secretaries in the medical field.


  • For example, hospital secretaries are responsible for managing patient records and handling admissions and discharge paperwork. 
  • Medical office secretaries schedule appointments and handle billing and insurance matters. 
  • And transcriptionists create accurate written records of doctors' dictation.
  • Medical records clerks who maintain patient records. With the advent of electronic health records, many of these positions are now performed electronically, but they still require a high degree of organizational skills and attention to detail.


Each type of secretary plays a significant role in keeping the medical facility running smoothly. Without them, patients would have difficulty getting the care they need.

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