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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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Medical Assistant Full-time Medical Assistant needed for a Dublin, Ohio Pediatric Practice. This position will be working directly under the direction of the clinical supervisor. Job responsibilities will include: preparing exam rooms, rooming patients, taking vitals, vaccine administration, referrals and prior authorizations, handling patient calls, triage, and documenting everything in the EHR....
Company Confidential Thibodaux, LA, 70301
Medical Assistant - FULL TIME Mon-Fri and Part-time available. Experience with Electronic Medical Records a MUST. Enter vitals, patient intake forms, assist physicians in a variety of procedures as well as injections, scheduling surgery and answering pt. messages with the physician. Excellent Benefits. Email resumes through Monster....
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...
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...
Company Confidential Monroeville, PA, 15146
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Back Office Monroeville Dermatology Practice Full or part time Benefits, free parking. Fax resume to 412-373-2307...
Company Confidential Clawson, MI, 48017
Medical Receptionist & Medical Assistant. part time. Busy family practice, Clawson. Exp. pref. Fax resume 248-435-2099...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
IMMEDIATE OPENING !!!! * MEDICAL ASSISTANT w/ Phlebotomy & Computer skills EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE. Email resumes to: *****...
SEEKING FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST/MEDICAL ASSISTANT for busy practice. Prior job knowledge in Rheumatology and computer/All-Scripts experience preferred. Certified MA a plus. Must be a team player, able to multi-task and be extremely organized. Excellent pay and benefit package included. Send coverletter and resume to: Contemporary Rheumatology Specialists, PC, 777 North Street, Suite 201A, Pittsfiel...
LPN or CMA/RMA (Certified Registered Medical Assistant) United Family Medicine (UFM) has an immediate opening for a Full Time LPN or CMA/RMA (Certified / Registered Medical Assistant) with 5 plus years' experience to work days, evenings and Saturdays at our large Family Practice Clinic. UFM is also a teaching site for the United Family Medicine Residency Program. Candidates should be an LPN with t...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Trumbull Mahoning Medical Group has P/T opening for Certified Medi- cal Assist. in our Cortland Urgent Care. Experience preferred. Some benefits available. Mail resume: 2600 Elm Road Cortland, OH 44410 or fax to: 330-372-8999 Attn: Selena provided by The Warren Tribune-Chronicle...
Company Confidential St Augustine, FL, 32086
MEDICAL ASSISTANT for cardiology practice in St. Augustine. Experience and background check required. Fax resume, 904-823-8851....
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full time for fast paced North Palm Beach Company Cardiology Group. 2 years recent experience cardiology preferred. No agencies please. To apply, send your resume to: *****...
Company Confidential Greenville, 75401
MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for Family Practice clinic in Quinlan. Full Time. Insurance & 401k available. Experience and Certification required. Please fax Resume to Attn: MA Position at 903-408-4869 This job listing brought to you by The Herald Banner...
Company Confidential Coraopolis, PA, 15108
LPN or Certified Medical Assistant Wanted for Weirton area, Primary Care Office. Part time position. Send resume & references to: PO Box 1176 Coraopolis, PA 15108 provided by The Steubenville Herald-Star...
BUSY OFFICE looking for Back Office Medical Assistant and Receptionist. Experience helpful but not necessary. Pay D.O.E. Please apply in person at 1900 E. Idaho Street, Suite 102, Elko, NV 89801...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
Job Description: Are you an outgoing, customer service oriented X-Ray / MA that is fluent in Spanish!? Then we are looking for you for a full time position in the Mid Orange County area at a large managed care facility with multiple locations!! Desired candidate will have a valid Limited Xray certificate, along with a Medical Assistant Certificate, valid CPR card, Negative TB test, clear backgroun...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
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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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