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Medical Secretaries

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Approximately 530,360 medical secretaries are employed in the United States. Medical secretaries work in private physicians' offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency care facilities, research laboratories, and large health organizations, such as the Mayo Clinic or Cleveland Clinic. A majority of medical secretaries work with one or two physicians practicing in a clinical out-patient care setting. The remainder provide support to physicians and scientists in clinical and research laboratories, hospitals, or Mayo Clinic's medical school.

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