Medical Assistant Jobs


Medical Assistant Job Overview


Medical assistant jobs involve performing a variety of clinical support and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

On any given day, the duties of a medical assistant may range from scheduling appointments and communicating with insurers to taking patients' vital signs and assisting in minor surgery. Some medical assistants develop specialized skills working in the offices of ophthalmologists, podiatrists or other specialist physicians. Many more use a broad array of skills working for a family physician or internist.

Medical assistants may sometimes help prepare patients for treatments by relaying instructions and advice from doctors. Setting up and maintaining medical equipment, as well as inventorying and ordering supplies are also common responsibilities in medical assistant work.

Medical Assistant Education


Requirements vary by state and practice. Most medical assistants have a high school diploma; many are certified by a national body. A candidate with the Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant designation will have a distinct advantage when looking for medical assistant employment. Formal medical assistant training programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools.

Small physicians’ offices are the most likely to hire medical assistants with the least formal education. Major hospitals and medical centers, by contrast, typically require medical assistants to have a higher level of training and certification.

Medical Assistant Job Market


There were more than 527,000 medical assistants in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistant job opportunities are projected to grow by nearly 163,000 between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average occupation.

Medical Assistant Salaries


The median medical assistant salary in May 2011 was $29,100, according to BLS. The middle half earned between $24,670 and $35,080; the 90th percentile earned $40,810.
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Job requires two days of training in Surprise Arizona with our client facilities Pay will be reimbursed at 100 per day training is 6 hours per day. training dates are and May 5th and 6th Candidate must have own computer and smart phone, all trianing provided Pay is 15.00 per visit each visit last about ten minutes with volume of 6 to 16 visits per day depending on location of patients, Requirement...
http://4wsstaffing.com/apply/ apply above for IMMEADIATE CONSIDERATION ob requires two days of training in Surprise Arizona with our client facilities Pay will be reimbursed at 100 per day training is 6 hours per day. training dates are and May 5th and 6th Candidate must have own computer and smart phone, all trianing provided Pay is 15.00 per visit each visit last about ten minutes with volume of...
Job Description: This Medical Assistant Position Features: ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $13-15 DOE Immediate need for Back Office Medical Assistant, flexible schedule, professional, and articulate when speaking. Will work Monday - Friday MUST have strong back office skills and ability to work in a high volume setting. A superstar with a great and positive attitude a true team player G...
We are looking for a Medical Assistant at a very busy 3 provider family physician office in Hollywood. We would like someone who is honest, hard working, warm and loving to our patients, primary language should be English and has some experience in a medical practice. We would also like someone who is a team player and takes the initiative to help her coworkers. The job consists of numerous job du...
Certified Medical Office Assistant (IM-Subspeciality Clinic) job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assist...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training in an approved p...
Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training in an approved p...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training in an approved p...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Float Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and maintena...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Certified Medical Office Assistant-PRN job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Job Description: Currently seeking a medical assistant for a health care clinic with multiple office locations in New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel and Dade City. Ideal candidates will have a Medical Assistant's Certificate, excellent communication skills and the desire to develop a career in the medical industry. This is an excellent entry level opportunity that offers much room for growth and caree...
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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
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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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