Medical Transcriptionist

Moderate
Growth
$900 Avg
Pay/Week
35.6 Avg
Hours/Week
182,400
Workers
Lower Skill
Required
45.8% Full-Time
Share
39 years
Avg Age
93.8% fe
Male

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Receptionists receive and welcome visitors, patients, guests and clients, and respond to inquiries and requests.

Common tasks include:

  • greeting and welcoming visitors, and directing them to the appropriate person
  • arranging and recording details of appointments
  • answering inquiries and providing information on the goods, services and activities of the organisation

A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed. Around one third of workers have Year 12 as their highest education level. Even with a qualification, further experience or on-the-job training is sometimes required.

Top skills required:

  • Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others.
  • Service Orientation - Looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
  • Reading Comprehension - Reading work related information.