Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

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Total Workforce

54.2k

Average Age

45.2

Average Salary

$35,899

Average Male Salary

$42,083

Average Female Salary

$35,469

About

Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants was $35,899 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical secretaries and administrative assistants by wage are Physical therapist assistants & aides, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, and Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical secretaries and administrative assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical secretaries and administrative assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants, by average wage, is Other health care services. Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,899

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,734

In 2018, Medical secretaries and administrative assistants earned an average of $35,899, $17,989 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Medical secretaries and administrative assistants while Physical therapist assistants & aides make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical secretaries and administrative assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.22

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Medical secretaries and administrative assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.22, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Medical secretaries and administrative assistants, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants, by average wage, are Other health care services, Nursing Care Facilities, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

54.2k

2018 Workforce

± 5,715

This graphic shows the share of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants at  39.6%, followed by Offices of physicians with 28.5% and Outpatient care centers with 9.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical secretaries and administrative assistants in the US. The average age of male Medical secretaries and administrative assistants in the workforce is 38.8 and of female Medical secretaries and administrative assistants is 45.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

3.53k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 1,458

50.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,526

93.5% of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

64.8% of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.4% of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants.

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Age by Gender

38.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 5.1

45.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.38

The median age of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants is 45.2, and Male employees are generally 6.88 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical secretaries and administrative assistants is Business but a relatively high number of Medical secretaries and administrative assistants hold a major in Biology.

Majors

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