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: The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assista...
Job Description SUMMARY Under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or mid level provider, the Medical Assistant I is responsible for assisting physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses with evaluation, management, and treatment of patients during and between office visits and other tasks consistent with his / her training and skills. His / her primary roles are to...
Medical Assistant for the Front Desk Duties will be inclusive of the following answering phones, making appointments, checking out patients, checking in patients, Verification of Insurance, assisting the Medical assistants in the preparation of charts for upcoming appointments. Will be cross trained to assist the Medical Assistants and physicians when seeing patients and doing procedures in office...
Perform radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training,...
Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIE...
Description: The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant...
FULL TIME CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT- CARDIOLOGY OFFICE Title: Medical Assistant Position Summary: Prepares treatment rooms and assists physicians as part of the clinical team. Takes initiative to be sure doctors and patients scheduled times are proficiently managed by accurate retrieval of medical records. Achieves accurate and timely completion of procedures prior to each doctor-patient encount...
Description: Job Summary The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Med...
Description: The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Provides individualized, culture-specific patient care by attending to the personal needs and comfort of patients, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assists the professional...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic on an as needed basis. There are no set hours/schedule for this position. Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history. Performs lab tests when needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians w...
Several Medical Assistant jobs are currently available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM, is. To be considered for this position, you must have at least 6 months of experience in a medical office setting. You will work for a company that believes care should be patient-centered. This position is responsible for supporting providers in clinical workflow and providing an exceptional p...
Our client has a need for a temporary Medical Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ. The selected candidate must have experience handling confidential patient information as well as insurance verification. This role requires recent experience in a similar role as well as the ability to work full-time hours. Our client is looking for a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a profess...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Administrative Assistants for contract positions in South St. Louis, MO. This is a great opportunity for Medical Administrative Assistants to embark on great career opportunities with some of the top healthcare companies in St. Louis, MO. Responsibilities for the Medical Administrative Assistant Job are: • Update medical history • Tran...
Description Job Summary: Accurately takes and records vital signs, blood pressure, heights/lengths, weights, head circumferences and abdominal girths. Performs phlebotomy. Collects specimens and completes specimen requests, as required. Coordinates flow of patients, places patients in exam rooms and notifies physicians and nurses when ready. Maintains exam rooms and equipment. Cleans up exam room,...
Company Confidential WEST CHESTER, PA, 19382
Medical Assistant & Nurse - Part Time Medical Assistant - Part Time
(with certification or experience) Nurse - Part Time Both positions needed for Primary Care Physicians 
office in West Chester.
 Salary negotiable. Send
 resume to office manager at ***** 
or fax to 610-696-7155. =...
Company Confidential Troy, MI, 48084
Full Time Busy Troy Ophthalmology Office OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN Duties entail patient history, visual acuity, applanation tonometry, visual field testing, contact lens classes and refraction. Applicant must be a hard-working, reliable team player with exc. communication skills and the ability to multi-task. Compensation is based on experienced. Scribe / Medical Assistant To input Dr notes and dx, w...
Experienced Medical Assistant for busy internal medical office in Troy. Must have 1-2 yrs exp. and be proficient in EKG, injection, phlebotomy, & EMR. FT, good salary, benefits. Send resume: *****...
HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday between the hours of 0700-1800; No weekends or holidays THE IDEAL CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT MUST POSSESS: • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate • Be a graduate from a medical assistant training program accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)...
Sauk City, 53583
Medical or Nursing Assistant Part time Medical/Nursing Assistant needed at our SPMH and Madison locations 2-4 days per week. This position offers a variety of tasks including rooming patients, taking vitals, assisting in procedures, and data entry into our EHR system. Administrative Assistant- Part time Administrative Assistant needed at our SPMH and Madison locations 2-4 days per week. This posit...
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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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