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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Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM Shifts available now! - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Job Summary: The Medical Assistant assists in providing and maintaining the Employee Health function to Hospital employees, medical staff and others; performs various medical, clerical and support functions. The position is located in an Orthopedic office. ...
Unit: Medical Assistant Per Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experienc...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no furth...
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM OPPORTUNITIES! Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility ...
UNIT - CLINIC Flexible Per Diem MA Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Stock Options - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expa...
Company Confidential Plano, TX, 75025
Pediatric office in Plano, TX has an excellent full time employment opportunity for an experienced Certified Medical Assistant. Pediatric experience is preferred. Key Responsibilities will include but not limited to: Excellent customer service to provide the highest quality of patient care; Team Player; Take Patient Histories, Vital Signs, and Room Patients; Assist physicians with patient exams a...
"We are growing! Due to our expansion, we are seeking candidates for the following position." Job Summary: Serves as a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team. Works under the direction of a qualified professional nurse. Assists with assessments, treatments and the overall care of the participants. Demonstrates proficiency in administering personal and professional healthcare services in a res...
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST, MEDICAL ASSISTANT 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....
Company Confidential Sebring, FL, 33870
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing clinical and business office assistance in the offices and clinics of health care providers. *Internal Medicine and/or Cardiology experience preferred Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the e...
Company Confidential Swampscott, MA, 01907
Family Doctors, LLC is a group of 9 Family Medicine Board Certified physicians and 4 nurse practitioners located north of Boston in Swampscott, Massachusetts. We care for patients of all ages – from newborn to senior citizens – and are trained to treat the majority of all illnesses. Also on staff are a Registered Dietician, a Physiatrist, an Orthopedic Surgeon, an Endocrinologist and a Clinical Ps...
Company Confidential West Monroe, LA, 71291
Part-time (MWF) Nurse or Medical Assistant needed for busy OB/Gyn office. Responsiblities include, but are not limited to: medical documentation; assisting providers in patient care; triage; precertification of procedures; administering injections; and patient calls....
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent full time employment opportunity, with benefits, for an experienced Medical Assistant to work at its North Dallas EP HeartPlace clinic located in North Dallas, TX. Prior experience as a Medical Assistant working in a clinical capacity would be required. Experience in cardiology would be a plus. General Summary Performs selected nursing and administrative/clerical ...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a...
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 ...
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota for more than three decades, partnered with Insight Imaging in 2012 to create one of the nation’s largest radiology providers for fixed site and mobile diagnostic imaging and interventional services. Together we have 116 retail imaging centers, 128 mobile units and operate in more than thirty states. Our organization will...
The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for providing basic clinical care commensurate with his or her medical education to patients. Duties include performing initial clinical evaluations as well as directed procedures for urgent care, occupational health and workers’ compensation procedures. The MA prepares patients for continued medical evaluation by physicians, physician assistants and advan...
The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for providing basic clinical care commensurate with his or her medical education to patients. Duties include performing initial clinical evaluations as well as directed procedures for urgent care, occupational health and workers’ compensation procedures. The MA prepares patients for continued medical evaluation by physicians, physician assistants and advan...
Clinical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant-Cardiology Associates Department: Schedule: Per diem/No benefits (nonexempt) Shift: Hours: Job Details MedStar Health Cardiology Associates seeks a Clinical Assistant to help cover our Southern Maryland offices (Waldorf and Leonardtown) on a PER NEED basis. Responsibilities: * Collecting patient vital signs * Performing 12-lead EKGs * Prescr...
Judge Healthcare is currently hiring a Certified Medical Assistant for an outstanding opportunity with a great Healthcare Company in Syracuse, NY! We are hiring Certified Medical Assistants for this position. Specifically we are looking for Medical Assistants with a background in utilization review. Job Description: Assisting RNs with utilization review. Answering phones in a phone queue. Adm...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) for an excellent client of ours located in Clearwater, FL!!! Duties include: Back office work would be the primary responsibility Checking vitals, labs (urine, blood) Rooming patients, and maintaining steady office flow Chart Review - Identifying any quality issues on patients charts ...

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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
25.8%
Associates
21.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
(755 Respondents)
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