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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DescriptionA Medical Assistant who holds a certificate allowing them to do X-rays on certain areas of the body. This is not a full X-ray tech.Medical Assistant Certificate and Limimited X-Ray License...
Company Confidential Gastonia, 28054
NewToday.jpg Medical Medical Assistant Part time leading to full time clinical assistant needed for fast paced medical practice. Will learn all aspects of medical office. Must have neat appearance and able to multi-task. Please send resume to 2391 Court Drive Suite 100 Gastonia, N.C. 28054 Text GS552393 to 56654...
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. is a nationally recognized for-profit, post-secondary education company providing career training in the field of allied health, and we have an opening for a full-time Medical Assistant Externship Coordinator. Responsibilities include: Serve as a liaison between the Medical Assistant students and Concorde, numerous hospitals and physicians in the area planning and ad...
Medical Assistant - PT. Pediatrics department in a busy multi-specialty clinic. The position requires medical office experience and/or completed training program. For more information, call 541-269-0333, ext 217....
Company Confidential Canoga Park, CA, 91305
Medical Assistant needed for long established orthopedic practice with locations in the SFV and Ventura County area. Applicant MUST have min 2 years MEDICAL experience absolutely NO exceptions. Medical Assistant duties will include assisting with exams/procedures, injection prep, suture/staple removal and cast application and removal. Casting experience and orthopedic experience a huge plus, but w...
Company Confidential Pasadena, CA, 91101
Surgical Coordinator for multi-specialty surgical center in Pasadena. Applicant MUST have min 2 years SURGERY SCH EXP and stellar references a MUST ! Additionally applicants MUST have a MEDICAL ASSISTANT certificate due to recent healthcare requirements. Our facility is a high end surgical center catering to PPO, Private and Medicare patients in a first class environment. Applicant is expected to...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75231
Multi physician practice seeks an experienced Medical Assistant to join their growing team! This is a temporary to permanent opportunity; Knowledgeable about OBGyn procedures, strong phlebotomy skills, triaging patients, returning phones calls, calling in scripts, taking vitals, patient histories, rooming patients, preparing patients for physician exams; Must have at least 2 years experience worki...
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 p...
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: Job Summary 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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Med...
Description: Job Summary 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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Med...
Medical Professional/Clinical Assistant If you are looking to take your career in another direction, then this is a perfect opportunity for you! Ancillary Advantage is seeking candidates for an immediate opening for an entry-level full-time Medical Professional/Clinical Assistant in Baton Rouge! Now why would a smart Medical Professional like you want to work for Ancillary Advantage? You will gain...
Family practice looking to hire a certified medical assistant with customer service focus, computer skills, and phlebotomy. Office hours are 7:45am to 5:00pm. Competitive pay, medical benefits after 90 days, and 401k after 1 year. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Dr. D. Allen Schultz in care of Veronica Shaw to email address veronica. ***** The office is located at 18...
COASTAL UROLOGY ASSOCIATES We are seeking a professional full-time Medical Assistant. The Medical Assistant is responsible for providing clinical and administrative support to the physicians in the office to ensure the health and safety of our patients. Candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast paced work environment. RESPONSIBILITIES: · Manage rooming and patient flow including pre-visit pre...
Job Description: This Medical Assistant Position Features: ? Pay can be between $14 to $16 an hour Immediate need for a Medical Assistant with strong acute experience. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. And have at least three years of experience. Other requirements include CPR Certification, and a current TB. This position is located in a well known and stable hospital setting. If you meet...
Landmark Hospital is currently hiring a Medical Records Assistant Job Description: Creates new medical records and retrieves existing medical records by gathering appropriate record folders and contents; assigning and recording new record numbers; verifying existing record numbers; inputting and recording locations to computer; delivering records. Duties: * Gathers patient information by collectin...
Company Confidential Brandon, FL, 33511
Are you a Medical Assistant with at least three years experience? Are you bi-lingual? Are you a self-starter? Do you thirve in a fast paced Can you demonstrate a solid work history? If your answer is yes to these questions, then our specialty physician's group may be just the place for you to continue and enhance your career! Duties: Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording...
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 as...
Immediate Positions Available For Medical Assistants With Front and/or Back Office Experience · The ideal candidate will have experience in Ob/Gyn, Internal Medicine OR Pediatrics · Duties may include taking vital signs, rooming patients, taking down patient histories, checking in/out patients, assisting in surgical procedures. Details: · Location: San Fernando Valley, CA · Pay rate: 12.00-15.00 D...
Spanish speaking Medical Assistant with experience in pediatrics for a new medical office in National City, CA. DUTIES INCLUDE: Rooming patients; vitals; patient history; patient triage Perform injections, manage administer and manage vaccines; assisting in office procedures Spanish translator for physician JOB REQUIREMENTS: MA Certification Bilingual Spanish Speaker Must love working with childre...
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