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NAMSS STATE OF THE PROFESSION

Gatekeepers of Patient Safety

Medical Services Professionals (MSPs) are the gatekeepers of patient safety within the healthcare industry. 

Evolving over the past 40 years from a profession that encompassed primarily clerical positions, the medical services profession now spans a wide range of employment settings and requires a specific knowledge base and professional core competencies. 

Through the State of the Medical Services Profession Report, the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) seeks to raise awareness, educate, and obtain recognition within the healthcare industry for MSPs as a true and valuable profession. 

Download the report today and let NAMSS help you identify your career path, advance your career, and voice the value of MSPs in the healthcare industry. 

What is Covered in the Report


The State of the Medical Service Profession Report is a tool designed to equip you with the resources you need to become the voice of our field. In it, you will find:

  • Background on the Profession — providing insight to how the profession has evolved over the past 40 years.
  • Landscape of the Profession – an explanation of the changes and advancements in the field that are affecting the healthcare industry and the role of MSPs.
  • Core Functions of the Profession and Skillsets by Years of Experience – a compilation of the responsibilities and skills required of MSPs, including how roles and skills evolve over the course of an MSP’s career. Findings are based on a NAMSS 2014 Job Task Analysis, member surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Future of the Profession – an evaluation of the patterns and projections in the field for the next five years.

Fast Facts on the Medical Services Profession

This easy-to-read fact sheet summarizes the recently-released State of the Medical Services Profession Report and serves as a quick-reference guide when advocating for your career. Download the fact sheet and use the information when defining your role, requesting funding or support, and discussing the importance of your department with colleagues.

If you missed the debut at the 40th Educational Conference & Exhibition, watch this video to learn more about how the State of the Medical Service Profession Report can benefit you!