Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Medical Secretary

Medical Secretary


salaire Min. 22,36 $ / h
Max. 25,00 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Medical secretaries receive patients, transcribe medical reports, book appointments and maintain files in order to ensure efficient service. They protect document confidentiality and file items in a way that is easily retrievable. 

Education and Training Requirements

Secrétariat médical Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre. training program in French is offered in most regions of Québec. Secretarial Studies-Medical Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre. training program in English is offered in some regions.

These training programs lead to a specialized professional certificate.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator
  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy completing repetitive tasks according to established standards
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must exercise discretion
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
  • Must love contact with the public

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • C - Prefers to work in a methodical and structured way, according to established standards
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • A - Prefers completing creative tasks

Work Environment

Medical secretaries mainly work in hospitals (in French only).

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