I was hired on a part-time basis as a Medical Secretary, but I was basically an office assistant/gopher. I was hired to work approximately 15-20 hours a week. This worked out nicely for me, since I had a two month old infant at home at the time of my hire, and he had medical issues that required frequent doctor visits.
A typical day at work for me included walking around the University of Maryland campus to pick things up and drop things off. I also stamped outgoing mail, sorted incoming mail, typed correspondence, and I occasionally assisted in typing patients' diagnostic reports.
The hardest part of the job was when five or six people from different parts of the office would bring me their work to help them with and then harass me when I didn't have it finished in a certain amount of time.
After approximately nine months at this position, I was asked by my supervisor if I could increase my hours. I said I was not available to increase my hours at that time, due to my baby still requiring frequent doctor visits. Shortly thereafter, I was called into my supervisor's office and informed that I was replaced in favor of another individual who had a greater availability.