Medical Assistant Jobs
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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.
Immediate Opening!! Catalyst PSI is looking for 1 Certified Medical Assistant to work at Kings Bay Base. This is a full time contract position. A great opportunity to give back to those who serve our country! Benefits: 1. Health, Dental, and Vision benefits available. 2. 8 hours PTO for every 80 hours worked. 3. Competitive compensation. Qualifications: 1. High School diploma or GED equivalent. 2....
Medical Administrative Assistant Are you highly energetic with strong interpersonal skills? Do you possess 1-3 years of administrative experience with proficiency in medical terminology, medical transcription and medical filing with solid MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and strong customer service skills? If this describes you, please read on. Our client, one of Boston's prestigious...
Company Confidential Canton, OH, 44718
HEALTHCARE SUPPORT WORKERS - Busy Belden Village area specialty practice is seeking qualified applicants for THREE OPENINGS. One Medical Assistant needed who is a graduate of an accredited medical assisting program; preferably certified with experience. Check patient vitals, familiar with electronic medical records (NextGen), take triage calls or room paitients, taking health and physical question...
Mid-South Senior Care is currently hiring for all shifts in the Memphis area. Mid-South Senior Care is a non-medical in-home care company that assists seniors and disabled individuals in their homes to help them maintain health, safety and independence. Our caregivers, CNAs, medical assistants and home health aides are warm and compassionate people who perform tasks such as bathing and grooming, h...
Medical Assistant – Back Office Atlanta Women’s Health Group, the largest OB/GYN practice in Georgia has a current opening for a Medical Assistant in a busy practice in north Atlanta. We are seeking a polished professional with some OB/GYN practice experience a plus to perform basic medical, technical and administrative support services in our busy practice. The ideal candidate will have Medical A...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $14.00 Job Description: I am looking for Medical Assistants that are experienced in EMR; Spanish bi-lingual preferred-one for the front and one for the back. Front Office- answer heavy phones, scheduling, check-in/out; rotate to back office if needed. Back Office ? will be assigned to one of our busiest physicians; must be energetic and have ability to keep physician...
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing clinical and business office assistance in the medical office. 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 examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves fo...
Posted 12/11/2013 Medical Assistant CLINICAL MA NEEDED ASAP! Position is a Full Time Permanent position with great benefits! What a perfect time of the year to start a new career! Bring your holiday cheer to this office and you’ll fit right in! This friendly staff will welcome you into their practice with a smile! This is a highly clinical position with a lot of freedom! You may be required to occ...
Certified Medical Assistant – OB/GYN Heavy phone triage Rapidly Growing OB/GYN and Fertility Practice - Excellent Growth Opportunity Job Duties for this position include: Follow up on all lab work Phone triage Blood draws and lab filings and follow up Prescription refill duties Room Prep Sterilizing medical instruments Taking vital signs PLEASE Review all requirements BEFORE you respond! Must have...
Medical Office Assistant / Medical Secretary Pay: $12-$14/hr Location: Dedham, MA Hours: Day Shift; 3-5 days/wk AP Healthcare is actively searching for an experienced Medical Office Assistant / Medical Secretary for a reputable Healthcare Network located within the Dedham Area. This is a 3-month long-term assignment that may have permanent potential for the ideal candidate. The position offers an...
Medical Assistant needed for busy Gastroenterology practice. Full-time position, Monday through Friday. Front office duties: checking in patients, rooming patients, scanning records, answering phones, scheduling appointments. Good computer skills. Familiarity with Allscripts software preferred. Exceptional customer service skills needed. Ability to work at a fast pace with high accuracy. Must be d...
Company Confidential Coral Gables, FL, 33146
JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Part Time Medical Assistant JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for support of the physician in providing quality medical care to patients. Duties include the preparation of exam rooms and assisting the physician with procedures; preparation of patients for exams/procedures; collection and maintenance of accurate, legible patient documents includi...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office. We are looking for PRN candidates who are willing work days, nights and weekends as needed. 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 wi...
Description Medical Office Assistant, Frisco 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 assis...
Description Medical Office Assistant- Bilingual- PRN Float Team, Houston TX Provides care 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 and health plan by taking vital signs, BP, patient hist...
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...
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....
Description: Position Description: The Medical Assistant in this function will assist in the day-to-day Clinical care of the patient by following through on Provider orders for care and treatments in a busy Medical office setting. Individuals in this role will be responsible for rooming patients, taking vital signs, conducting blood draws, providing patient education, and processing patient referr...
Company Confidential DANVILLE, VA, 24540
MEDICAL ASSISTANT position available for medical office. Applicants with high energy and previous experience as dental assistant/allied health or nursing students are also encouraged to apply. Email resume to: confidential@ newsadvance.com - include reference #3174425. As Posted in the Danville Register & Bee...
Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) Frankford is hiring Full-time Spanish-speaking MA/RA's (Medical Assistant/ Registration Assistant's) and Full-time Spanish-speaking CSR's (Customer Service Representatives ). We require Medical Assistant certification (CMA or RMA) and High School Diploma or GED with one year of Medical Assistant training in primary care. Associate’s Degree preferred....
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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.
Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary.
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