Medische secretarissen


ISCO 08 Code 3344   Medical secretaries  

Lead Statement

Medical secretaries, using specialized knowledge of medical terminology and health care delivery procedures, assist health professionals and other workers by performing a variety of communication, documentation, administrative and  internal coordination functions, to support health workers in medical facilities and other health-care related organizations.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • scheduling and confirming medical appointments and communicating messages for medical staff; and patients;
  • compiling, recording and reviewing medical charts, reports, documents and correspondence;
  • interviewing patients to complete forms, documents and case histories;
  • completing insurance and other claims forms;
  • maintaining medical files and records and technical library;
  • preparing financial statements and billing procedures;
  • assisting in the preparation of budgets, drafting of contracts and purchasing or acquisition orders;
  • supervising the work of office support workers and other office staff.

Included occupations

Example of the occupations classified here:

  • Medical secretary
  • Medical practice manager
  • Medical office administrative assistant
  • Hospital ward secretary
  • Patient care secretary
  • Medical stenographer
  • Medical insurance
  • Billing secretary
  • Pathology secretary
  • Medical transcriptionist
  • Medical stenographer

Excluded occupations

  • Medical records technician - 3252
  • Medical assistant - 3256
  • Medical office receptionist - 4226
  • Secretary (general) - 4120


(NCvB; Maart 2010)