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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Company Confidential Wilmington, NC, 28403
Certified Medical Assistant needed for a local Orthopedic office in Wilmington. MUST be certified, have at least 3 years experience in the field and have an outgoing and personable attitude. Will be a full time position Monday through Friday, 8-5 and does have potential to go permanent for the right person. Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to): Using computer applications Answer...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT – FULL TIME General Surgery/713 Troy Schenectady Rd Certified Medical Assistant needed for our Surgery Office in Latham. Full time position, Monday-Friday. Clinical duties include direct patient care activities and assisting physicians in direct patient care functions and procedures. Limited non-clinical duties to include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and e...
Certified Medical Assistant (Floater) Full Time Certified Medical Assistant needed to float to several of our offices to cover both clinical and clerical office duties. Duties include direct patient care activities and assisting physicians in direct patient care functions. Other duties include scheduling patients, and patient education. Must hold certification as a Medical Assistant. Minimum of 2...
Job Purpose: Summons and prepares patient for office visit. Required to work with 9 Internal Medicine Physicians as Float. Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in a healthcare facility Experience as Office Medical Assistant Float preferred Education: High school diploma or GED Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program required Duties: Verifies patient information by interviewin...
Medical Assistant: 29 hours per week – Competitive salary and benefits offered. Minimum of 1 year experience of clinic as a Medical Assistant. Current CPR certification within 60 day of employment required. Course work in confidentiality/safety, computer applications, managed care/referral processes, medical terminology/spelling, medical documentation and coding (CPT/ICD-9). Experience with Centri...
Company Confidential Harvey, IL, 60426
Growing south suburban physician practice is interviewing for the following positions: Medical Assistant: Prepare charts for doctor’s clinic and work one on one with the doctors. Handle patient questions/concerns, in office and over the phone. Ensure doctors dictation is dictated, received and filed in the charts. File all medical charts and patient reports. Travel to other office locations . Answ...
Fasco Employment Solutions has an IMMEDIATE opening for a Medical Assistant in the Adrian area! Looking for someone with Medical assisting exp. candidates do NOT have to be certified in Medical Assisting. Previous pharmaceutical experience is a must. This is a full-time possible trial-hire position. Would be responsible for getting the patients ready to see the Dr. Should have a willingness to lea...
A large West Houston multiple specialty clinic seeks a Medical Assistant. Applicant should be flexible, have a positive attitude, enjoy interacting with providers and patients and be able to easily adapt to changes. Our work week is Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. It is a requirement to work one weekend day a month and be on call one weekend day a month. Saturday hours are 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Su...
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Busy Dermatology Practice: Medical Assistant- seeking full-time/part-time for busy Dermatology practice. English/Spanish required . Computer literacy able to work in a fast pace environment. EMR experience. Dermatology and or Pediatrics experience preferred. Benefits available. Serious candidates only . Please forward resume to ***** ....
Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIE...
Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIE...
Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIE...
Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIE...
3 Medical Assistant Positions Medical Assistant with Preferred Orthopedic experience and/or Casting experience – Full time Location: Columbus-must be willing and able to travel to local offices if needed Position 1 & 2 Job Summary: The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting physicians in the treatment of and consultation with patients in a high volume, multi-specialty, practice. Job Duties...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic. 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 with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers pres...
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...
Description This position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic. 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 with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers pre...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28277
Medical office looking for an experienced Full-Time Medical Assistant to join face-paced allergy office in Charlotte. We specialize in allergy, asthma and immunology and work with patients of all ages. This is an exciting and challenging position for the right person. Office hours Monday-Friday and Saturdays are alternated and shared among employees. We use only EMR (Electronic Medical Records); n...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Administrative Assistants for contract positions in South St. Louis, MO. This is a great opportunity for Medical Administrative Assistants to embark on great career opportunities with some of the top healthcare companies in St. Louis, MO. Responsibilities for the Medical Administrative Assistant Job are: • Update medical history • Tran...
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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%
(754 Respondents)
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