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||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-10-06|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-05-08|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-12|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-07|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-09-08|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- 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 Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- An arbitrator has sided with Emergency Medical Care¿s offer to Nova Scotia¿s paramedic union. Paramedics will receive raises of 10.6% over the course of the 55-month agreement, which expires in 2015.
- Sound Chiropractic and Health Sciences Centre has opened on Ilsley Ave. in Burnside. The business includes chiropractic, acupuncture, nutritional, and lifestyle services.
- A two-year agreement has been reached between the Nova Scotia Nurses Union and employers in the province, which will see nurses receive pay raises of 2.5% retroactive to November 2012 and 3% as of November 2013. As well, provisions have been added to address workload issues, which the union hopes may lead to increased hiring.
- Thirteen new family doctors will begin working in rural Nova Scotia communities this fall. The doctors have been recruited under a provincial government program that attracts international medical graduates to under-serviced areas of the province.
- The midwifery program at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, suspended in 2010, has been reinstated. Staff shortages had been an issue, but there is now a team of five midwives in place at the centre. Provincial associations continue to push for expanded coverage in rural areas of the province as well.
- The Cape Breton District Health Authority is facing recruitment challenges like many rural areas as it attempts to bring two additional nurse practitioners and a family physician to the New Waterford area. The authority recently lost the two nurse practitioners it had recruited, and a new emergency care centre in the area requires additional medical services.
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