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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Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM Shifts available now! - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Job Summary: The Medical Assistant assists in providing and maintaining the Employee Health function to Hospital employees, medical staff and others; performs various medical, clerical and support functions. The position is located in an Orthopedic office. ...
Unit: Medical Assistant Per Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experienc...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no furth...
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM OPPORTUNITIES! Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility ...
UNIT - CLINIC Flexible Per Diem MA Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Stock Options - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expa...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant candidate will be part of a team dedicated to improving the delivery and quality of health care that is patient-centered, safe and effective in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for Medical Assistants in each of our new Optum clinics: Energy Corridor (77077) Greenway (77027) Baybrook (77598) We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of...
Job Description: This Medical Assistant/Office manager With Supervisor Exp Position Features: * Fantastic Benefits ? Great Pay to $34K Immediate need for Medical Assistant/Office Manager with supervisor experience. Highly motivated, strong organizational skills and detail oriented will be keys to success in this dynamic organization. Will be responsible for managing the front and back office f...
Company Confidential Pottsville, PA, 17901
Healthcare OFFICE MANAGER/ MEDICAL ASSISTANT Seeking office manager/ medical assistant with front and back office experience. Ability to multi task with good communication, organizational, and computer (electronic medical records) skills needed. Full Time/Benefits. Replies confidential. Send replies to: PO Box 255 Pottsville, PA 17901 Listing provided by: The Republican Herald, Pottsville, ...
Job Description: It's Not Too Late!!!! We are actively interviewing and hiring the Orlando areas most talented Registered Medical Assistants! If you are a Registered Medical Assistant though AMT with more than 3 years of clinical experience in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics or Dermatology then we want to meet with you right a way! This is an amazing opportunity to expand y...
Job Description: Currently seeking a HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL, ARTICULATE, and DEPENDABLE Medical Assistant/Receptionist for one of our locations in Dade City. Resume must reflect a minimum of 2 years Medical Assisting experience. Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting but where patient care and focus comes first. MUST possess strong PHLEBOTOMY skills along with experience in labs, assisting wit...
Job Description: It's Not Too Late!!!! We are actively interviewing and hiring the Orlando areas most talented Registered Medical Assistants! If you are a Registered Medical Assistant though AMT with more than 3 years of clinical experience in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics or Dermatology then we want to meet with you right a way! This is an amazing opportunity to expand y...
Seeking a full-time individual who is looking to work in a fast-paced and growing medical office. We are looking for a person with some experience as a medical assistant. Job duties include rooming patients, obtaining vitals, drawing blood, processing of laboratory specimens, performing diagnostic testing, and assisting the medical provider as needed. This position requires the ability to communic...
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 an...
The Lincoln Family Medicine Program of the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership currently has a FT opening for a Medical Assistant. Experience and certification preferred. We are seeking a happy, friendly, efficient person who can multi-task. Modern, progressive office, stimulating and educational environment. Competitive pay, good benefits, and friendly atmosphere. Send application form to: HR/A...
Job Description: Arbour Counseling Services is looking for a part time, bilingual Medical Assistant to work in our busy Lawrence outpatient clinic. The main responsibilities for this position is to assist our prescribers with patient records, translation, letters for clients, and other medical administrative responsibilities that may arise. This is a 19 hour a week position, schedule can be flex...
Hillcroft Medical Clinic Association has an opportunity available for Certified Medical Assistant (M.A.) with EMR Experience Hillcroft Medical Clinic is seeking a motivated Medical Assistant who has experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), preferably eClinicalWorks, to join our team in the Houston and Sugar Land facilities. This opportunity offers lots of variety and will work...
II. JOB SUMMARY: The Case Manager is responsible for providing case management and care coordination services for clients presenting for cancer screening services. The Case Manger will assess clients with abnormal screening and/or diagnostic results for potential barriers to care, to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Under direction of the supervisor, the Medical Assistant will maintain a cl...
Company Confidential DALLAS, TX
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examination by taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary. * Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by complet...
Company Confidential Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
Seeking full time position for medical assistant in a large specialty practice, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30, with one hour of unpaid lunch. The position requires 3 to 4 evenings per month and occasional Saturdays. The primary function of a medical assistant is to maintain patient flow and prescription renewals. Medical assistants work as a team in triage. There is a team leader assigned daily that pr...
Performs a variety of patient care activitites to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and varioius other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant. Rooms patients according to company standards. Records patient car...

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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1353 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Certification
25.8%
Associates
21.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
(755 Respondents)
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