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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Several Medical Assistant jobs are currently available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM, is. To be considered for this position, you must have at least 6 months of experience in a medical office setting. You will work for a company that believes care should be patient-centered. This position is responsible for supporting providers in clinical workflow and providing an exceptional p...
Our client has a need for a temporary Medical Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ. The selected candidate must have experience handling confidential patient information as well as insurance verification. This role requires recent experience in a similar role as well as the ability to work full-time hours. Our client is looking for a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a profess...
Description Atlanta Medical Center, formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center, is a 467-bed acute care facility sprawled across two city blocks near the heart of downtown Atlanta. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Atlanta Medical Center has an esteemed tradition of commitment to excellence in patient care and service to the community. The medical center...
Company Confidential Davenport, IA, 52801
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full-time Medical Assistant needed for a busy, multiple provider office. Medical office experience preferred but will train the right person. Please send resume to:CL#370 c/o The Quad-City Times 500 E 3rd St Davenport IA 52801...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43215
MEDICAL ASSISTANT With or without experience. Please email resume to: ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Medical Assistant Large Family Practice office needs experienced registered Medical Assistant for a part-time administrative/ clinical position. The role involves reporting HEDIS quality measures as well as varied clinical assignments that will include working at least 2 Saturday mornings per month. The successful candidate will have experience with Electronic Medical Records and have the ability...
FULL TIME CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT POSITION FULL TIME CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT POSITION Urology Center of Chester County is currently seeking a FT certified medical assistant for our busy practice. Prior experience in a Urologic practice & EMR experience is a plus. Duties include chart preparation & lab specimen preparation. Additional duties may include working closely with physicians and n...
Description Spring Klein Family Medicine 4002 Louetta Rd Spring, TX 77378 Front Desk Medical Assistant 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. Triage incoming calls, review all phone messages and return calls in a...
Company Confidential Saint Petersburg, 33701
Medical Assistant - Back Office. Experience with E-Clinical or EMR pref. For interview call 727-553-7330 Reference Code:100419403202...
Saint Petersburg, 33708
Medical Assistant full time for back office for family practice doctor. Typing skills required, EKG, Phlebotomy, history & vital signs. Salary commensurate with experience.Fax resume to: 727-393-8717 Reference Code:100419472602...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
Medical Assistant / Nurse Full-time. Experience required. Specialist's office. Full Benefits. Email resume: *****...
Our private Dermatology practice, located in the northern suburbs, is expanding! Our practice is seeking a full-time (30-35 hours) Medical Assistant with a bright, cheerful, and energetic personality. Our practice focuses on both medical dermatology and cosmetic procedures and we expect our staff to be compassionate, knowledgeable on the different services and retails products we offer and provide...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0264 Title LEAD MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Longwood Ophthalmology Shift Hours Per Week City Boston State MA Description As the Lead Medical Staff Assistant, you will provide administrative support to in a fast paced ambulatory setting. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth running of all non-clinical work for physician/p...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0278 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Stoneham Otolaryngology Shift Day Hours Per Week 40 City Boston State MA Description As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for performing a full range of practice coordination, including medical administrative tasks such as preparing patient charts, scheduling appointments...
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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assista...
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...
Company Confidential Flint, MI, 48503
FULL TIME Medical Assistant Infertility practice with busy in vitro fertilization program has an opening for a full time Medical Assistant at our Flint location. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Experienced in women’s health is preferred, but not essential. Fax resume to (810) 760-0436 and email to *****....
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...
The Medical Assistance provides support to the Eye Doctor & customer service to patients. Responsible for checking all completed eyewear for quality and prescription accuracy, the Medical Assistance oversee the dispensing of all eyewear, contact lenses and glasses, measure pupillary distance and fit. The Medical Assistance will also conduct pretesting, obtain patient medical histories, obtain insu...
NO OPTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We are currently seeking talented, career-oriented Optometric Technician in our Madison, WI location. We are one of the fastest growing retailers with over 40 retail locations throughout the US and plans to open up to 15 additional locations over the next year. Don't delay, take advantage of this GREAT opportunity NOW. JOB DESCRIPTION AND PROFILE: The Optometric Tec...
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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
25.9%
Associates
21.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
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