This occupation has a very high probability of automation.

81.0% probability

of automation

22.5% growth

projected to 2026

574,200 employed

currently in the US

$35,060 annual wage

US, median ($16.85 hourly)

What they do

Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 81.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 447 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 574,200 people have this job. They earn $35,060 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $20,131,452,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $16.85.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 22.5% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 703,200 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).