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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Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a MEDICAL ASSISTANT II for a large health insurance client This job will have the following responsibilities: Provide front/back office support Oversees patient check-in Greets patients in a friendly manner Prepare and review patient charts Measures vital signs and records them Explains procedures and performs treatment Reconciles co-payments at the end of the...
Job Location Name Children's Hospital of MI Job Description Under direct supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, performs a variety of medical procedures and tests to assist in the examination and treatment of patients. Performs a variety of clerical duties, as assigned. 1. Interview patient to obtain reason for visit to doctor and takes vital signs such as temperature,...
Functions as an assistant to the physician, optometrist, N.P., P.A. and his/her staff of R.N./L.P.N. in the areas of direct and indirect patient care, laboratory procedures, charging and medical records. Participates as an integral part of the patient care team to coordinate patient care by interacting with care team members and all Clinic departments. - Graduate of an accredited medical assisting...
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...
Company Confidential Grapevine, TX, 76092
Specialty practice seeks medical assistant who has at least 2 years experience working in a physician's office, ability to work in a fast paced environment, insurance verification, discussing procedure costs with patients, CT pre-certs, nurse messaging; This is a front/back office position; This is a temporary to permanent opportunity, working Monday 8:00-7:00, T-TR 8:00-5:00 and Friday's 8:00-noo...
National Spine & Pain Centers®, the largest interventional pain management practice on the East Coast, is currently searching for a qualified and energetic Medical Assistant support our several offices in the Montgomery County area. The candidate selected for this position will be comfortable working in Frederick or Silver Spring and anywhere in between. Our outstanding team of medical professiona...
Need a experienced Front Office - Medical Assistant for a busy Vascular Surgery Practice. Duties include - Front Office functions, some billing /collections, procedure scheduling, ordering supplies, be able to multi task, be patient focused and organized. Must be computer savvy and have EHR experience. Must be bilingual- English and Spanish. This position is based in Santa Barbara. There may be so...
Description: This Medical Assistant provides support to an Optum Provider traveling to different IPA Primary Care Clinic locations within the Las Vegas Valley to conduct annual Medicare wellness exams. The MA assists in conducting annual wellness exams/welcome to Medicare physicals.(ie. preventive screening, medical history, preventive tests for STAR/HEDIS measures, EKGs, DPNs, PFTs, bone density,...
Description: The Medical Assistant telephonically provides quality patient care utilizing customer services skills, excellent telephone/communication etiquette and clinical skills to assist patients with their medical requests/concerns. Under the direction of the department lead or Supervisor, works cooperatively with all members of the SMArt team to support the vision of the Patient Centered Medi...
Description: This Medical Assistant provides support to an Optum Provider traveling to different IPA Primary Care Clinic locations within the Las Vegas Valley to conduct annual Medicare wellness exams. The MA assists in conducting annual wellness exams/welcome to Medicare physicals.(ie. preventive screening, medical history, preventive tests for STAR/HEDIS measures, EKGs, DPNs, PFTs, bone density,...
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: The Medical Assistant will support our Endocrinology physician at the SMA West Charleston and Southeastern Avenue Clinics. Our Endocrinology providers each treat an average of 15-16 patients per day. Clinical endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine glands, actions of hormones and their metabolic consequences. Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for collec...
Company Confidential Waterford, MI, 48327
RECEPTIONIST / CERTIFIED medICAL assistant. Full/part time for urgent care center in Waterford. Customer service, multi-tasking. Benefits offered. Fax 248-853- 6303...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT FT Family practice. Pataskala Medical Center is seeking an MA for Front / Back office position. Must have MA Diploma. Benefits avail. Must be local. Fax resume to 740-964-0342. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Medical Assistant or LPN Part Time and Full Time Large Internal Medicine practice in Upper Arlington is looking to hire Part time and Full time Clinical employees. Medical Assistant or LPN. Duties will include blood draws, EKG's, injections, vitals, Ht, weight, assisting with minor procedures, working with a Dermatologist, rooming, computer data entry, handling specimens, patent education. Must ha...
Exp'd Medical Assistant Neurology Office Irving, TX. (Las Colinas) Front and back office duties. Some travel may be required. Spanish speaking preferred but not required. Send resumes to 972-444-0443 or jennifer.brown@mavimed. com The Dallas Morning News - 04/06/2014...
De Forest, 53532
NOW HIRING: Medical Assistant Medical Specialty Clinic is looking for a Medical Assistant M-F schedule, 30-32 hours per week to work in our Beaver Dam and DeForest Clinic. Knowledge of Allscripts EMR a plus. Please send Resume and Letter of Interest to: 01005 c/o Daily Citizen PO Box 558 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 View newspaper ad madison.com 281460...
Largo, 33773
Dermatology Practice seeking experienced full time medical assistant. We are looking for a professional and clinically competent person who interacts well with patients of all ages, along with our pleasant and dynamic office staff. EMR (eClinicalWorks) and computer skills are required. Duties will include rooming patients, helping update and record patient histories and medications, assisting with...
SIU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Exceptional Medicine. Partners in Care. Rewarding Careers. CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (FOUR VACANCIES) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1) High school graduate or equivalent; AND 2) Possession of current/valid certification as a Certified Medical Assistant BUSINESS/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE Directly manages the Cash Management unit within SIU Healthcare Patient Business Services & pr...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT FT Front and back, Athena &/or computer trained. Fax resume to 561-743-3667 Email *****...
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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%
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