All of our centres are fully open for in centre study and exams. Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available.

All of our centres are fully open for in centre study and exams. Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available.

Medical Secretary Courses & Diplomas

When considering developing your career in administration and secretarial roles, a Medical Secretary course is a great stepping stone – helping you to progress in a fascinating environment. Each of our Medical Secretary Courses can be taken online or in-centre.

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What does a medical secretary do?

Medical secretaries (also known as ‘medical administrative assistants’) provide administerial support in high-pressure medical environments, such as hospitals, GP surgeries and private clinics.

Previous secretarial experience is often required before learning how to become a medical secretary. Knowledge of the medical sector, in particular medical terminology, is also highly valued.

Do I need medical secretary course training?

While medical administration training is not a requirement prior to becoming a medical secretary, it does grant a competitive advantage over other candidates.

When you study one of Pitman Training’s medical secretarial courses, you learn both the business and medical sides of the role. This prepares you for the array of administrative and technical tasks that define a career in medical administration.

As with all our courses, you can study Pitman’s medical training courses either at home or in one of our learning centres.

Why choose a Pitman Training medical secretary course?

  • Pitman Training is highly regarded among employers, granting a competitive edge to those who study a medical secretarial course with us.
  • Our medical secretarial courses cover everything from creating professional medical reports to learning how to transcribe documents containing medical terminology.
  • You can combine a medical secretary course with a related Pitman Training course to further improve your employability. Medical secretary training pairs well with Microsoft Office and General Office Skills courses.
  • Our medical secretarial training centres can be found all around the UK, with courses running all year long. Alternatively, if you would prefer to become a medical secretary at home, you can study medical secretarial courses online.
  • All our Pitman medical secretary training courses are CPD-accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • Take on medical administration courses anytime you like. Whether it is full-time or part-time, you study at your own pace on a flexible schedule.
  • Receive support throughout the entirety of your learning journey. Our course advisors are available online or at your local Pitman training centre to support your study.

Careers using medical administration training

  • The average UK salary for a medical secretary is ~£21,000. Those new to the role earn ~£18,000, while more experienced medical secretaries can earn £27,000+.
  • Medical secretary qualifications open the door to many more careers in the medical administration sector.
  • Medical administration training is a great opportunity for office secretaries and administrative assistants to work in a new environment. Receptionists and legal secretaries, for example, have the opportunity to broaden their career prospects with a medical secretary qualification.

Medical secretary courses available

Study a wide range of medical secretary courses, diplomas in medical administration and awards with Pitman Training.

Our Medical Office Award, for example, is one of our introductory medical admin courses that helps candidates make sense of the medical sector. Within the award, candidates cover individual courses including medical word processing, medical audio transcription and medical terminology.

For those looking to specialise in their medical administerial training, we also offer three specialist diplomas: medical receptionist, medical admin or medical secretary. Each arm candidates with the required skills to work in those roles, as well as an opportunity to gain a City & Guilds/AMSPAR Level 2 Qualification.

Getting started with your medical secretary qualifications is satisfyingly simple, too. No additional software or reading materials are required; just log in to your myPitman account to study our medical secretarial courses online.

Whichever medical secretary course you choose, you can take it either online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with the training experts.

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