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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Full-Time Medical Assistant to assist in the delivery of health care services and patient care management to a Denver-based Pediatric Cardiology practice which cares for Pediatric, adult and pregnant patients. This is a busy practice with a fun and dynamic work environment. Successful applicant should be motivated, dedicated to high standards of patient care and should be customer service oriented...
Elevating The Possibility of U at UCHealth This isn’t a job. It’s your destiny. UCHealth is special place and it requires a special type of person to work here. We are committed to attracting exceptional people who possess a rare combination of talent, drive and intellectual curiosity. They are the people who naturally gravitate toward our culture, our geography and our passion for discovery — amb...
This position specifically supports the mission by: providing both administrative and clinical support to the Psychiatrist in order to offer effective psychiatric services to students. Essential/Secondary Function Percent of Total Time Essential Provide clerical duties such as schedule appointments, fax records, respond to phone calls from students and parents, type letters and memos, and greet pa...
Company Confidential Sacramento, CA, 95816
We are looking for an OutstandingMedical Assistant for a busy surgical practice. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional work ethic and strong attention to detail. Must be professional, friendly, reliable, efficient and team oriented. The position is fast paced and requires a high degree of accuracy with the ability to multi-task. Previous medical experience is desired. Job offers 35-40 dayti...
Busy Internal Medicine and Pediatric Practice is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant to join our team. Essential functions include but are not limited to the following: Provide direct assistance to the physician during clinic time Managing clinic flow for efficient patient visits Coordinate with staff for in-house procedures Arrange for referral coordination Manage prescription refill proces...
National Reference Medical Lab is Seeking Entry level Lab Assistants. Excellent Opportunity for Recent Graduates of Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, or Science degrees. Lab Assistant Job Requirements: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time Data Entry Packing/Unpacking specimens Proper storage, may include refrigeration storage and retrieval Team Work Use of Tubes or slides to prepare...
Busy Cardiology practice searching for a Full Time Certified Medical Assistant. Front and Back office duties- will be responsible for rooming patients during office hours. Electronic Medical Record-Data Entry Experience Required. Ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills. Must be capable of multi-tasking in a fast paced environment. Prior physician office experience REQUIRED with...
A South Jersey medical office needs a full time Medical Assistant to take patients back to exam rooms, take histories and vitals and assist doctors with biopsies. Training will be provided, but the ideal candidate must be trustworthy, able to take initiative and work independently. Needs experience in electronic medical records and sutures. One year or more years of experince is required. Work Sch...
Medical Assistant – Clinical Research Seeking MA with clinical research background. Will be responsible for blood draws, injections, keeping patient diaries, EKG's, etc. Must be knowledgeable with IRB's and have a research background. Will conduct GI studies and be responsible for miscellaneous administrative duties. Send your resume for immediate consideration....
Houston Pain Centers - Memorial City location, is recruiting for motivated Medical Assistants for our Psychiatry clinic. We focus on quality patient care, and are looking for candidates with good work ethic, who demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent people skills and great customer service. We offer competitive compensation and a great benefit package. Duties include, but are not limited to:...
A leader in women's healthcare for 40 years, licensed, AAAHC accredited ambulatory surgery facility is seeking a physician to serve as an Assistant Medical Director. We are looking for ambitious candidates who possess exceptional leadership qualities. Applicants must have experience with OB/GYN/Family Planning/Terminations. We offer: • Competitive Salary commensurate with experience • Potential eq...
Thank you for your interest in South Alamo Medical Group! To apply for this opening please visit our Career Page Medical Assistant Exempt or Nonexempt: Nonexempt Reports to: Practice Manager Work schedule: Varied with start time as early as 7:45am. Occasional Saturdays required. Our company: This is a unique opportunity to expand on a career in healthcare with a leader in the healthcare industry....
Company Confidential Marietta, GA, 30067
Well respected, fast paced Dermatology office in Marietta is seeking a Medical Assistant with excellent job stability and dermatology experience. Candidates should have a positive attitude, good verbal communication skills, and function well as a team player. Duties: * Obtain a brief medical history and verify the reason for the patients visit. * Helping health care providers during examinations;...
Local Health Care System is seeking Medical Assistants looking for Per Diem Work. Vacation coverages, Sick Days, FMLA leaves. Excellent opportunity if not working and loooking for experience while job searching. Medical Assistant Candidates have their State Certification and recent immunizations. Medical Assistants with EMR experience a plus. Demonstrate Proficiency with Vitals, and patient intake...
Job Purpose: Cardiology practice has an opening for a full-time Medical Assistant to work at its Dallas and Rockwall, Texas office locations. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes;...
Maxim Staffing Solutions is currently seeking a medical assistant for a full time position. The position may include some evenings and some weekends. Bilingual a plus. Please apply for more information....
Medical Staff Assistant Entry-Level Position Part-time ( Job Number: 06437-53560 ) Work Location : United States-Texas-Conroe-Conroe Regional Medical Center - Conroe Schedule : Full-time Description Under the direction of the Director, the Medical Staff Assistant performs administrative, technical support, customer service, and interactive competent services for the Medical Staff Services function...
Maxim Staffing Solutions is currently seeking a medical assistant for a full time position. The position may include some evenings and some weekends. Bilingual a plus. Please apply for more information....
Bilingual Medical Assistant needed for busy medical office on Mockingbird/Stemmons area. Workers' comp, Medicare and commercial insurance experience a MUST. Computer knowledge and reliable transportation required. Some duties include preparing patients for exam, taking medical histories, update/filing pt. medical records, arranging offsite referrals, obtaining pre-auths., instructing patients rega...
Full time position for Podiatry office. Looking for an energetic and positive person to join our team. Position to start immediately, or by September 2nd. Experience with EMR is preferred, but willing to train. Starting Pay will range between $14.00 to $15.50 based on experience. Responsibilities to include, but not limited to: • Perform select clinical duties • Take patient history, vital signs,...

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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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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