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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2 positions 1 Part-time Medical Assistant Fairfield, CA and On-Call Medical Assistant Vallejo, CA Position needed for well-respected medication assisted substance abuse program in Fairfield and Vallejo. Must be certified and will be responsible for answering phone, checking patients in, rooming patients, finger stick blood draws, PPDs. Previous experience in a physician's office or hospital requi...
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...
MA/MOA Program Director We Are Concorde “Committed to improving futures by preparing students for success” Concorde Career Colleges, a for-profit college providing healthcare training and education, is looking for student focused associates to join our team and contribute to the growth and success of our student population. Our faculty provides students with the knowledge and technical skills ...
Medical Scribe, Medical Assistant, Physician Assistant, Transcriptionist – Family owned doctor’s office in Tarpon Springs, Florida seeks a Medical Scribe to document physician dictated patient history, physical examinations, past medical history as well as document procedures, and lab results. This is a part-time, temp-to-hire position where you will earn $12 an hour, to start. To be considered,...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16602
*TOP JOB* MEDICAL SECRETARY/ MEDICAL ASSISTANT Position available for Medical Secretary/ Medical Assistant in a VERY FAST PACED physician office. Must have at lease 1 year experience, knowledge of electronic medical records, and office procedures. Billing experience a plus. Send resume "with references" to: Altoona Mirror Box 10564 301 Cayuga Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 provided by The Altoo...
Description : Cypress Advanced Medical Care , a Tenet Healthcare facility, is seeking a strong, talented, bilingual Medical Assistant to become a team member of one of it's busiest practices located in Houston, Texas. Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in acco...
Job Details: This position will be responsible for a wide variety of clerical functions, reception, registration, verification of insurance, collection of co-pays, scheduling appointments and follow up, customer service, and answering and screening telephone calls. Will be interacting with all patients, physicians, referring physicians, and visitors to the medical office, as well as throughout Me...
Description : Park Plaza Medical Associates, a Tenet Healthcare facility, is seeking a strong bilingual Medical Assistant for their busy Gastroenterology Practice in Houston, Texas. 1200 Binz Street, Ste 1040 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtai...
Description : Cypress Advanced Medical Care specializes in the medical care for the men and women of CyFair and beyond. We are excited about the opportunity to provide for your health care needs from high blood pressure to diabetes, and from routine annual exams to complex internal medicine conditions. We are seeking a Medical Assistant eager to share our mission to provide premier internal medi...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT AND FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST NEEDED FOR PRIMARY/URGENT CARE OFFICES LOCATED IN BRANDON AND RIVERVIEW. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. BILINGUAL PREFERRED. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND REQUIRED. EMAIL CV TO ***** OR FAX TO 813-655-1775....
28 HOURS PER WEEK Specific duties will include (but will not be limited to) the following: Providing telephone coverage, typing, filing, ordering supplies, copying/faxing, maintaining appointment calendar(s), arranging travel/conferences/meetings, and preparing purchase requisitions and check requests. Serving as receptionist: coordinating visitor appointments; greeting and escorting visitors; ...
NYU Langone Medical Center is expanding on Long Island! Opportunities for Medical Assistants and Medical Receptionists/Secretaries (Temp Assignments) OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, March 4 ˆ™ 4pm - 8pm Huntington Hilton 598 Broadhollow Road (Rte. 110), Melville, NY 11747 Salons A & B Register now by visiting careers.nyumc.org/events Please be sure to bring multiple copies of your resume. Busy, mul...
Description : Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Duties: Scheduling patient appointments for various practices. Responsible for checking i...
Description : Lake Pointe Medical Partners OB/GYN Center, a Tenet Healthcare facility is seeking a strong Medical Assistant for their front office located in Rowlett. Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with ...
Description : Bilingual (Spanish) Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe Medical Partners 3090 North Goliad Street Rockwall, TX 75087 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor med...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: GENERAL PURPOSE: The Program Director/Department Chairperson teaches in his/her assigned discipline, works with faculty to promote continuous improvement of the quality of instruction w...
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 performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure and reporting patient history summary. * Saves Optometrist time by helping with office exam pro...
Description: Optum Medical Partners is an internal medicine group of physicians with two clinical locations offering patients throughout Southern Nevada compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. The Medical Assistant will provide back office support to Optum Medical Partners, Internal Medicine Clinic. Primary Responsibilities: ...
Description: Optum Medical Partners is an internal medicine group of physicians with two clinical locations offering patients throughout Southern Nevada compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. The Medical Assistant will provide support to a designated provider to assist in back office medical assistant duties. This position wil...
Description : Centennial Medical Center , a Tenet Healthcare facility, is seeking a strong Medical Assistant for their busy practice in Frisco, TX. Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. • Triage incoming ca...

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