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Medical Administration/ Assistant

0 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#141 in Popularity
$34,540 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Medical Administration/ Assistant Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 2,976
Basic Certificate 2,908
Associate’s Degree 2,881

What Medical Administration/ Assistant Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skills for Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary:

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Abilities for Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Majors

As you progress with your medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Can You Do With a Medical Administration/ Assistant Major?

People with a medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Medical Assistants 29.0% $33,610
Medical Secretaries 22.5% $35,760

How Much Do Medical Administration/ Assistant Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $34,540 to $37,090 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Medical Administration/ Assistant Major  ( 34540 to 37090 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
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Some degrees associated with medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

Find out what the typical degree level is for medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 24.4%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 42.3%
Some College Courses 25.0%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 9.8%

Online Medical Administration/ Assistant Programs

In 2018-2019, 408 schools offered a medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 164 20
Certificate (1-2 years) 199 28
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 1
Associate’s Degree 214 40
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 164 20
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Medical Administration/ Assistant Worth It?

The median salary for a medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary grad is $34,540 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to medical administrative/executive assistant and medical secretary.

Major Number of Grads
Health Care Management 26,580
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 8,933
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 8,662
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 7,619
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist 5,305
Hospital & Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 4,620
Medical Office Management/Administration 3,769
Health Information Management 2,848
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 2,426
Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist 1,262
Medical Reception/Receptionist 745
Clinical Research Coordinator 332
Long Term Care Administration/Management 314
Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant 268
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist 186
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 182
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician 30
Health/Medical Claims Examiner 14
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor 8

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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