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.
- January 2014 | (PDF, 605 KB)
- 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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- Home-care workers at Northwood Homecare Ltd. in Halifax, members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, have gone on strike to back demands for equal pay with hospital workers doing similar work. The provincial government plans to introduce legislation to force essential staff back to work.
- Capital Health will close a Tim Horton¿s outlet in the Halifax Infirmary due to financial losses, and relocate the workers to its other food service operations. There will be some loss of casual jobs.
- The Cape Breton Cancer Centre is experiencing a serious doctor shortage, according to senior officials there. The centre is short two oncologists, and a hematology vacancy remains unfilled.
- Two health authorities in Nova Scotia will consolidate lab tests in some smaller hospitals to district hospitals in Amherst and Antigonish. Retirements and movement of positions to the district hospitals should prevent layoffs, and the move may help combat ongoing shortages of technologists. Collections will still be done at the smaller hospitals by lab assistants.
- According to the provincial Health Department, Nova Scotia could face alarming shortages within five years due to potential retirements of nurses, physicians, licensed practical nurses, continuing care assistants, and lab and diagnostic imaging staff. The department will look at developing strategies to combat the problem.
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