What does a Lead Scheduler do?

Schedulers are administrative professionals who schedule and arrange appointments for a variety of purposes: meetings, appointments or even the production of manufactured goods. As a scheduler, your main function is to schedule appointments, project timelines, meetings or anything else required by the company or organization that employs you. Schedulers can work in a variety of settings including hospitals, trucking companies, manufacturing companies and retail settings. If you gain administrative experience through staff supervision or secretarial work, you may eventually become a scheduler. Schedulers can move higher up in their administrative roles, eventually becoming essential members of management or running entire companies.

Most schedulers are required to hold at least a high school degree or GED. It's also beneficial to complete college work related to the business or industry you represent. Besides having a firm grasp on the industry, schedulers should understand the needs of the company and customer base in order to schedule efficiently. As a scheduler, you should also possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

What responsibilities are common for Lead Scheduler jobs?
  • Speak with customers over the phone in order to schedule, remind and follow up on appointments
  • email or mail reminders to customers or clients when appropriate
  • Add, cancel or make changes to appointments in the organization's schedule
  • Perform patient intake, including the completion and filing of all necessary records
  • Resolve appointment conflicts for staff and customers or clients
  • Schedule staff coverage in order to ensure the company's best operations standards
  • Produce and process schedules and reports as they are requested by administrative staff, customers or clients
  • schedule the manufacturing production or transfer (i.e. trucking) of products
What are the typical qualifications for Lead Scheduler jobs?
  • A college degree in the organization's industry, administration or a related field is beneficial
  • General math skills and experience working with data
  • Computer competency for data entry and the production of reports and schedules
  • Excellent communication skills in customer service and experience working as a company team member
  • Ability to fulfill the company's standards and values when performing scheduling tasks
  • Display kindness and be open to providing scheduling accommodations to customers, clients or staff
  • Have an eye for detail and organization
  • Ability to perform more than one task at a time and solve problems quickly
  • Schedule project timelines in order to predict the finish date for larger projects
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

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Blue Raven SolarBlue Raven Solar
Appointment Setter
27 Jul 2022

“Some of the best most helpful and friendly people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.”

Appointment Setter
10 Jan 2022

“Pay is fair but its necessary to go above and beyond to really capture the extra bonuses and commissions.”

Plant Scheduler
4 Oct 2021

“Can be difficult to disconnect from work and create a good balance between work and home life.”

MetroHealth SystemMetroHealth System
Bariatric Surgery Coordinator
21 Jan 2021

“The team here is like family and I am excited to see where my career at MH takes me.”

Moffitt Cancer CenterMoffitt Cancer Center
21 Feb 2022

“I would say it’s one of the best hospital systems to work for in Florida”

Austin-Travis County EMSAustin-Travis County EMS
Scheduling Specialist
21 Nov 2021

“I suppose career opportunities could be great if you intend to move around within the city.”

UnitedHealth GroupUnitedHealth Group
Scheduling Coordinator
15 Oct 2022

“The company is one of the top companies I have worked for up to date.”

American Psychiatric AssociationAmerican Psychiatric Association
Grants Coordinator
5 Apr 2022

“I was used to complete my job duties until someone returned from maternity leave and then let go”

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The most common qualifications to become a Lead Scheduler is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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