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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.
Adjunct Medical Assisting Instructor Needed Anthem Institute is part of an accredited family of schools that offers Diploma programs in the Technology and Health Care fields. Our philosophy is based on excellence in curriculum, staff, faculty, equipment, and service to the student body, as well as the community-at-large. We are always in search of talented, skilled and enthusiastic people to join...
Posted 12/6/2013 Traveling Medical Assistant Full Time, Permanent opening with a HUGE medical company in Akron! If you are a Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant do not hesitate to send in your information! You will want to retire with this company! $12-$13 per hour to start plus mileage and 100% paid by employer benefits! Enjoy working 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday – Friday no weekends or over...
Description: El Centro del Barrio, founded in 1973 and doing business as CentroMed since 2001, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center. CentroMed now offers primary medical and dental care, behavioral health services, nutritional services, and other support services through a network of 20 sites located throughout San Antonio, Bexar County and New Braunfels. We are currently see...
Position requires medical assistant for busy physician practice that will encompass working both front and back office. Basic xray license a plus but not required....
Work With People Who Put You First! Certified Medical Assistant – Physicians Practice/Clinic Capital is seeking to fill an immediate opening in Pittsburgh, PAfor aCertified Medical Assistant (MA) with a minimum of one year medical experience in a physician’s office to assist in the delivery of health care and patient management. Responsibilities include: · Knowledge of medical practice and care ·...
Ajion’s top San Francisco Medical Office is seeking a Mandarin Speaking Office Administrative Assistant on a temporary to hire basis. This is a prestigious organization with a great reputation and a fun and energetic team environment. This is a great position for a driven and hands on team player looking to gain career experience in the medical field. If you background meets the below qualificatio...
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 Certified Medical Assistant, Bilingual Spanish/English, Spring 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. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and assists physicians with med...
Description Medical Office Assistant, Mesquite TX Medical Receptionist with some back office support. 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. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and ass...
ABC Pediatrics Crestview, 32539
Medical/Health Medical Assistant FT position for Pediat- rics office in Niceville. Applicants should be energetic, caring, and enjoy working with children. Must have medical assistant certification. If interested bring resume to 182 E. Red- stone Ave in Crestview. Web Id 34274359 Text FL74359 to 56654...
Company Confidential PROSPECT PARK, PA, 19076
Medical Assistant/Secretary MEDICAL ASST./ SECRETARY PT, multi tasking, immed opening for primary care physician office. telephone calls computer skills req., high competitive rate per hour., Fax resume to 610-532-1302...
JOB SUMMARY Provide clerical and technical assistance to Senior Claims Examiners and administer Medical Only claims, ensuring timely processing of claims and payment of benefits, managing and directing medical treatment, and setting reserves. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Incumbent must have the skills, ability and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities...
Harrington Healthcare is partnering with Mass Lung and Allergy. This has created an opportunity for a part time Medical Assistant position in a busy Pulmonary practice to work one or two days a week in Webster and Charlton MA. The well qualified candidate must have prior MA experience. EMR experience helpful but will train the right person. We are looking for a quick learner who is dependable and...
Deer Oaks - A Behavioral Health Organization is seeking an experienced Assistant Manager for Medical Billing and Collection. This position will manage a team of 6-8 medical collectors as well as accounts receivable and collection management for a large group practice with over 200 providers. Qualified candidates must have at least 5 years of billing management experience in a healthcare setting. K...
Description Certified Medical Assistant, OB/GYN Exp,Bilingual Spanish/English, Rowlett 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. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and assists physici...
Description Medical Assistant per diem floater to assist physician with the daily operations of the physician's office. Maintains efficient patient flow and assists with patient care, i.e. exams, procedures and patient education under the direction and supervision of a physician. Performs triage, monitors and records vitals of all visiting patients. Ensures medical documentation of office visits....
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic. 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 with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers pres...
Description: Position Description: Positions in this function assist in the care of the patient by following through on Provider orders for treatments. Individuals may be responsible for taking the patients' vital signs, conducting blood draws or taking x-rays as certified. Individuals in this function typically have certification or are working towards their certification as a Medical Assistant....
Medical Assistant/Basic X-Ray Tech (Dexa Scans) Ob/Gyn Associate Parsons Park Dr. Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. Currently we ha...
Company Confidential Davenport, FL, 33897
MEDICAL ASSISTANT needed for busy ophthalmology office. Experience pref. but will train. Fax 863-421-8979 email: ***** Source: centralflorida.monster.com...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance; performs administrative and clerical duties under the direction of a physician.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Clinical Lab Testing
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
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