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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For over 30 years, Vein Clinics of America (VCA) has been dedicated to the treatment of all aspects of Varicose Vein Disease (VVD). Acknowledged as experts in the field, VCA has helped lead advances in the treatment of VVD. And with 50 clinics across 15 states, we're growing! We are seeking a patient-focused Office Assistant to perform the administrative activities at our very busy clinic in Canto...
Cooperative Healthcare Services, Inc., a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, has an opportunity for a Medical Support Assistant to join our team at Endocrinology and Diabetes Care Center! The Medical Support Assistant: Assists physician/provider with patient examination procedures and support with exams as needed Collects and accurately documents patient information and provide...
Part-time Medical Assistant/ Front Office Assistant (40th Street & Bell Road) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap 16601 N 40th St, Ste 115 (google map) (yahoo map) compensation: Starting pay $11-$14/hr based on experience. part-time Health for Life Naturopathic Medicine is looking to hire a part-time Medical Assistant/Front Desk Administrative Assistant for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8am-...
Very high end Vascular Surgeon in the Upper East Side NYC is looking for a talented Medical Assistant. This is a private practice that has an Operating Room on site. This position involves working with high patient volume and heavy patient interaction. The ideal candidate that is hired will be considered as a key part of the team with growth potential. Must have at least 3 years of experience. Req...
National Reference Medical Lab is Seeking Entry level Lab Assistants. Excellent Opportunity for Recent Graduates of Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, or Science degrees. Seeking Overnight Candidates, 10pm-6am. Lab Assistant Job Requirements: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time Data Entry Packing/Unpacking specimens Proper storage, may include refrigeration storage and retrieval Team...
Company Confidential Lebanon, OH
EXPERIENCED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy Lebanon doctor's office looking for a F/T experienced MA. Must have knowledge w/computers, EMR systems, patient check- in, scheduling, vitals, EKG, blood draws, charting, prescription refills, assist in minor surgeries & allergy shots, etc. Some evenings and weekends required. This is a non-smoking environment. Reply to P.O. Box 216, Lebanon, OH 45036 Attention-O...
National Reference Medical Lab is Seeking Entry level Lab Assistants. Excellent Opportunity for Recent Graduates of Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, or Science degrees. Lab Assistant Job Requirements: Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time Data Entry Packing/Unpacking specimens Proper storage, may include refrigeration storage and retrieval Team Work Use of Tubes or slides to prepare...
Immediate need for a Medical Assistant with 2-4 years of experience. M-F full time hours This is a temp to hire role. Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taki...
Job Description: Large multi-doctor Oncology practice is seeking a Medical Assistant to start immediately. Must be certified with NCCT and able to perform blood draws independently. Pay is $14/hr, M-F 8am ? 430pm. Please call Amber at AllsWell Health Care or submit your resume for consideration. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without rega...
Looking for friendly hard working individual for a Medical Office Assistant to help with answering phones and scheduling appointments. Must be competent with computer and organization skills. Should have knowledge of medical terminology, be dependable and a self starter. Must be articulate as you will be communicating with other professional offices. This is a Part time position with option to pro...
Medical Assistant required for growing Plastic Surgery Practice. 2+ years experience desired. Full-time with benefits. Positive attitude and caring nature a must. Assist patients with day to day needs, from consultation to post-op. Specific duties include but are not limited to: Taking blood pressures, performing History & Physicals, removing sutures, taking photos, sterilizing instruments and sto...
Private Integrative Health Care Clinic, is seeking a Medical Assistant. We have been in business for 14 years and have a patient load that spans the Country. We are an Integrative Facility that focuses on each patient in their goals to achieve Optimal health. Medical Assistant would be responsible for patient care, assist doctors with procedures, obtain vital signs, prepare and maintain treatment...
Job Description: We are currently seeing a part-time Medical Assistant for one of our locations in Sarasota. Resume MUST reflect a minimum of 2 years experience as a Medical Assistant in a physician office setting (vitals, injections, labs, wound care, etc). Pay rate $13.00/hr depending on background.Work hours vary weekly: Week 1: Monday 8AM-12PM/Thursday 8AM-5PM Week 2: Monday 8AM-12PM/Tuesday 8...
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing clinical assistance in the office working with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them in person or on the telephone. * Prepares patients for the health care visit by accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatme...
Successful candidate must have MA Certificate from an accredited school; or associates degree with concentration in healthcare science or human services. Knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT codes preferred. Ability to work in a clinical area as Medical Assistant to provide and support care delivery in a Primary Care setting. Ability to coordinate patient flow between registration and the clinical area. Abi...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77054
Job Purpose: The Medical Assistant/Receptionist helps patientsby greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records andaccounts and
providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewingpatient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examination by performingpreliminary physical tests; ta...
Company Confidential Frisco, TX, 75035
Busy Medical office in Frisco, Texas seeking an eager, hard working, and motivated nurse and back and front office assistant with strengths in assisting with medical procedures and office work. Must be personable and professional. Multi-tasking ability is a must. College graduate candidates for medical assistants preferred. Full-time or part-time positions available. Please include salary requirem...
Certified Medical Assistants Registered Medical Assistants Needed for several month projects, plus career opportunities in superb temp-to-hire positions in top medical facilities in the Lexington area! Must provide: 1) CMA or RMA certificate from the American Association of Certified Medical Assistants 2) Proof of number of years of CMA work experience beyond internships and good CMA work referenc...
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent full time employment opportunity, with benefits, for an experienced Medical Assistant to work at its Plano West HeartPlace clinic located in Plano, 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 duties that as...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89104
Medical Assistant for busy OB/GYN office, full-time position. Experience is required. Greenway EHR experience is helpful, bi-lingual (spanish) is a plus. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Salary will depend on experience. Also hiring for telephone receptionist position. Phone experience is required. Must be able to remain pleasant under pressure. All candidates must be comfortable usin...
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