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Hospital Admitting Clerk Job Description

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The hospital admitting clerk might be the first warm face that greets you when you enter a hospital. Generally these employees are friendly and helpful and understand that you might be uncomfortable. If you are looking for a new career and enjoy helping people, this is a good place to start.


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A hospital admitting clerk has duties similar to a receptionist, but in a hospital setting (see Reference 2). Often, the clerk will greet and interview patients, input personal information into a database, direct patients to different areas of the building, make appointments and maintain patient files. A hospital admitting clerk might answer phones, assign or escorting patients to rooms, obtain signed statements, store a patient’s valuables and receive payments on account.


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Good communication, organization, task planning and the ability to use a computer and various office machines are needed. Many employers have a requirement of a high school diploma and a minimum typing speed.

Salary Range

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According to, the salary of an admitting clerk can range from $15,000 to $37,000 a year, depending on years of experience and level of training.


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If you like working with people and enjoy the environment in a medical facility, this is an excellent career path. Many opportunities for advancement exist in the health care industry with additional training.


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This position can be very fast-paced, noisy and stressful.


Brenda Ingram-Christian is a professional writer specializing in flower and vegetable gardening, pet care, general insurance topics. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in management from Walsh University and her senior claims law associate (SCLA) designation through the American Educational Institute.

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