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Medical Secretary

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Medical secretaries provide administrative and secretarial support for doctors, consultants and other senior staff in hospitals, health centres or GP surgeries.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Medical secretaries in Scotland are paid on the NHS Agenda for Change Band 3, £21,709 to £23,603 a year. With experience you can go up to Band 4, £23,709 to £25,982 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2021. Secretaries in private hospitals can earn around £17,000 to £22,500 a year.

Conditions

Getting In

You could look for work in NHS or private hospitals or clinics, GP surgeries, health centres, research institutes or universities.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
14844
1.3 %
RISE
2026
15039

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

Training

Getting On

With more experience you could move on to the job of practice manager.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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