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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Seeking full time CMA or RMA for busy multi-specialty practice. Qualified candidates must have great depth of computer knowledge, strong leadership skills, and excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include taking vital signs, drawing blood, processing specimens, assisting doctors with patients, and telephone work. Experience with an Electronic medical records program a plus. Spanish, Ch...
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. ...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
Immediate opening for full time certified medical assistant for fast paced multi-physician office. Candidate should possess excellent skills including the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other health care providers. Qualified candidates should be self motivated and highly organized. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the t...
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...
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...
Clinical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant-Cardiology Associates Department: Schedule: Per diem/No benefits (nonexempt) Shift: Hours: Job Details MedStar Health Cardiology Associates seeks a Clinical Assistant to help cover our Southern Maryland offices (Waldorf and Leonardtown) on a PER NEED basis. Responsibilities: * Collecting patient vital signs * Performing 12-lead EKGs * Prescr...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cyc...
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...
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 our new Optum clinics - Energy Corridor (77077) Greenway (77027) We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of all trade. They will be ...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant X-ray Technician 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. The Medical Assistant X-ray Technician is responsible for taking x-rays and will assist with vitals, blood draws, and lab work as well. Primary Responsibilities: P...
Description: Hiring X-ray Technicians in 2 locations in W Houston Energy Corridor (77077) Greenway (77027) The successful Medical Assistant X-ray Technician 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. The Medical Assistant X-ray Technician is responsible for taking x-r...
Lead Medical Assistant for resident outpatient practice reporting to the Practice Manager. Monitors the staff and performs quality assurance on all procedures and information. Interacts with various industrial medicine representatives on a variety of levels. May be called upon to act as the manager, patient coordinator or medical technical person as needed. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking preferred ...
Busy pediatric practice is seeking a CMA to complete our team. Responsibilities include patient workup, triage, vitals, input information into EMR, vaccine management, assisting providers with patient care coordination, communicating with patients at time of visit and via phone. Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: ***** This listing brought to you...
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...
CHC is currently seeking a two full-time Medical Assistants for our new on-site health center, scheduled to open in December 2014. Located in Hughesville, MD, this health center will provide Urgent Care, Primary Care, and Occupational Health services to employees of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). With the health center's proactive, educative approach, associates and their depe...
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...
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...

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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
25.8%
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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