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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Shorter Study

Environment

Busy Environment

Medical Secretary

Medical secretaries assist medical workers and other health professionals by performing a variety of communication, documentation, administrative and internal coordination functions, to support health workers in medical facilities and other health-care related organizations.

Required Qualifications

To become a medical secretary in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:

Level of Schooling & School Subjects

  • National Senior Certificate /NC(V)

Duration of Study

Medical secretaries in South Africa typically study for 1-3 years.

Employment Opportunities

Medical secretaries in South Africa can work at large and small clinics and hospitals (government and private) as well as private practises.

Others may be employed at companies within the private sector.

Further Information

Department of Health

Related University Degrees

There are many educational facilities that offer accredited courses in this field and you can study short courses as well as longer ones to increase your level of skills. These are just some of the accredited institutions where you can find medical secretarial courses: 

Cape Town College:
https://www.cct.edu.za/index.php/en/national-certificate-vocational-nc-v-office-administration-l2-4

Skills Academy:
https://www.skillsacademy.co.za/courses/medical-receptionist-courses/

SA College of Technology:
http://sacotech.co.za/national-n-diploma-medical-secretary-n4-n6/

Varsity Institute of Science and Technology:
http://www.vistech.co.za/Medical%20Secretary.html

Tshwane City College:
https://www.tshwanecitycollegesa.co.za/courses/medical-secretary/

Berea Technical College:
https://www.btc.edu.za/national-n-diploma-in-medical-secretary/

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