Medical Assistant Jobs

Medical Assistants Overview


There's more to medical assistant jobs than checking bedpans and cleaning rooms after patients are discharged or moved. While attending to a patient's basic hygiene needs and assisting higher-level medical personnel with carrying out procedures are their primary responsibilities, medical assistants are called upon to carry out a variety of administrative and clerical duties as well. Medical assistants on this level are often responsible for creating and maintaining accurate patient records, taking and recording vital signs, and assisting nursing professionals with performing patient care tasks. Medical assistants can work in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, doctor's offices, assisted living facilities and patients' homes through a home health care program. Medical assistants can work any time of the day or night, depending on the employer's needs.

Medical Assistant Education Requirements


A high school diploma and a post-secondary certificate from an accredited medical program are required for most medical assisting jobs. You need basic reading and math skills gained in high school in order to complete administrative tasks and record information in patient files. Because you'll be taking care of multiple patients at a time and assisting various medical professionals, strong organizational skills and attention to detail are imperative for being successful in this vocation. Although it typically isn't required that you have previous experience in the medical field, experience dealing with difficult people and working under stressful conditions is extremely useful for medical assistants.

Medical Assistants Job Market


The outlook for new medical assistants entering the workforce is positive. According to statistics, the demand for medical assistants is estimated to increase by 29 percent over the next 10 years, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the health care industry. In 2012, there were an estimated 560,800 jobs with opportunities across all 50 states. Similar positions include Hospital Medical Assistants and Physician Assistants.

Medical Assistants Salary


The median salary for medical assistant jobs in the United States is $29,370. Medical assistants who work for larger employers tend to earn higher salaries and receive better benefits than those working for smaller practices.
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Description LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT FT DAYS $15M SIGN ON BONUS AT SIERRA MEDICAL CENTER Provides direct patient care under the supervision of a physical therapist, using physical therapy modalities and procedures, as ordered by the patient's physician. Qualifications Graduate of a Physical Therapist Assistant program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.-Current CPR ce...
Company Confidential Destin, 32540
Medical/Health Certified Medical Assistant for Doctor's office in Destin. 4 days/week. Send resumes to Blind Box 3627 c/o NWF Daily News, 2 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach 32547 Web Id 34296519...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy medical practice seeks reliable, full time Medical Assistant for a multi-location practice. Travel and experience required. Send Resume to: *****...
Our client is seeking a Medical Administrative Assistant to join their growing team. This individual must have at least 2 years of experience working in a medical office or healthcare environment. Must have excellent communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). Job Responsibilities: - Updating and organizing medical records and patient demographics - Verify...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Description: 1.Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant (procedures, injections, EKGs, phlebotomy). 2.Rooms patients according to company standards. 3.Records patient care documentation in the medical record accurately and in a timely manner. 4.Coordinates patient care as directed by physicians, company standards and policies. 5.Processes appropriate documents in an or...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Company Confidential Allen Park, MI, 48101
EXP. MEDICAL ASSISTANT for family practice. Epic EMR experience preferred. Fax resume to 313-383-2756...
Premier Physician Services, Inc., a regional leader in Emergency Medicine Physician Services, Emergency Department Management and Hospitalist Medicine, is committed to providing quality care to patients, superior service to customers, and promoting high ethical standards in the way we conduct our daily activities. We have an immediate need for a dependable Administrative Assistant to join our team...
Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. We have over 54 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk,Lake, Seminole, and Oran...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
National Spine & Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management practice on the East Coast, is currently searching for a qualified and take-charge Medical Assistant to support our Columbia, Maryland office location. Our outstanding team of medical professionals demonstrates extraordinary diagnostic and therapeutic skill, encompassing both physiatry and anesthesiology, to provide patients...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
Description Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. We have over 54 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk,Lake, and Or...
Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. We have over 54 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk,Lake, Seminole, and Oran...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management spans in 20...
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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Certification
25.9%
Associates
21.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
(754 Respondents)
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