Medical administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in doctors' offices, hospitals, medical clinics and other medical settings.
People in this occupation:
- must have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to be tactful and discreet
- use organizational skills for managing large amounts of detailed information
- should be proficient in working both independently and in a team setting, and must be capable of working under pressure
Changes in office technology and the evolving responsibilities of medical administrative assistants mean that adaptability and resourcefulness are also important qualities.