Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Medical secretaries perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctor's offices, hospitals, medical clinics and other medical settings.
- Schedule and confirm medical appointments and receive and communicate messages for medical staff and patients
- Prepare, key in, edit, and proofread medical records, reports, articles, case histories and correspondence from machine dictation, shorthand and handwritten notes using computers
- Interview patients in order to complete forms, documents and case histories
- Complete insurance and other claim forms
- Initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records
- Prepare financial statements and billing procedures
- Order supplies and maintain inventory
- Determine and establish office procedures and routines
- May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in use of current software.
Outlook & Prospects for Medical Secretaries in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|Cape Breton Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|North Shore Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 752 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 616 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 864 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 595 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 746 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 539 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 540 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- Cafeteria services at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst will end in September 2014. Meals will continue to be prepared for patients, and no full-time jobs will be lost. Casual positions, however, could be affected.
- According to the Nova Scotia Child Care Association, low wages paid to child care workers in the province create staffing challenges. Child care workers marched in Sydney in August to raise awareness around low pay.
- Staff to be hired at the new primary care clinic at the recently modernized Queens General Hospital in Liverpool will include family practice nurses, a social worker, and a chronic disease nurse educator
- Halifax-based Northwood Homecare Ltd. will cut seven management and administrative assistant positions
- According to the Nova Scotia Nurses Union, registered nurses in Nova Scotia are, on average, the oldest in Canada and anyone who graduates from qualified nursing programs in the province has a good chance of getting a job because of the demand
- According to the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union (NSGEU), the Capital District Health Authority is suspending a number of nurses who participated in an illegal walkout during contract negotiations in April. While the Authority would not confirm the duration of the suspensions, the Union indicates it will be for a period of two days.
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