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A day in the life of a Medical Secretary in Waterford


A day in the life of a Medical Secretary in Waterford


The health sector has grown significantly in recent years. The industry still has the potential to grow further.  Studies have shown that from 2016 to 2026, the healthcare industry in Ireland is poised towards creating millions of jobs. These jobs will be for core healthcare professionals and other staff, such as admin staff.

Medical secretaries are some of the core administrative staff in the healthcare sector. Medical secretaries work in a variety of healthcare institutions. Apart from hospitals and diagnostic centres, medical secretaries also work in healthcare research facilities as well as physical therapy centres.




Skills needed by a Medical Secretary


As a medical secretary, you will need to have good knowledge of the industry and apply same in activities that range from scheduling appointments to billing.  Thus you would need special medical secretary training in carrying out a range of activities on a daily basis, these activities include:  Billing, printing consent forms, scheduling appointments, and surgeries making reports, compiling documentation and data, answering the phone, and routing test results. Although these may seem like typical activities carried out by the average secretary, the job of a medical secretary differs because they apply skills and experience specific to the medical industry.


A medical secretary also needs to know different medical terminologies, Pitman Training Waterford offer medical secretary courses that include:  Medical Secretary Diploma, Medical Admin Diploma, Medical Receptionist Diploma and Medical Office AwardPitman Training Waterford medical secretary courses are also focused on other skills that are particularly in demand. These skills include Microsoft Office, customer service, patient care, and customer billing. We also provide an excellent environment for you to upskill, while allowing flexible acquisition of the skills needed to aspire in your career as a medical secretary. To find out more about our wide range of courses call our friendly tutors today on 051 574 136, SMS/WhatsApp 087 396 0854 or email waterford@pitman-training.ie.



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