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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Large specialty practice in West Houston offering extremely competitive compensation package seeks a stellar candidate to fill this position. Duties include: Assist physician with exams Triage calls Post-surgical patient follow up Coordinate back office activity Coordinate surgeries/procedures with facilities/hospital/patient Provide patient education and financial instructions to patients Maintai...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANTS needed for the Greater Boston area. Looking for candidates with 2+ recent Years of experience working in Outpatient Care. Please do not apply if you are a New Grad or Nursing assistant.can not use for these Jobs!! I am looking for experience People who have used the EPIC Software. If you have worked in any Brigham and Women's or Harvard Vanguard sites within the last 6...
Located in Detroit, MI Looking for a Medical Assistant Must be certified or registered Must have experience in a OBGYN setting Contract to hire Full time Open schedule Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no further. I...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your...
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM OPPORTUNITIES! Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and mo...
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent full time employment opportunity for an experienced Medical Assistant EP at its Mid Cities EP clinic located at Bedford, TX. Cardiology experience would be required. Experience with electrophysiology (EP) would be helpful. GENERAL SUMMARY Performs selected Medical Assistant and Administrative/Clerical duties that assist in patient care management. Performs related t...
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent full time employment opportunity, with benefits, for an experienced Medical Assistant to work at its Garland HeartPlace clinic located in Garland, 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 ass...
MED is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant to work an 8-week leave at a busy pediatric office. Must have pediatric and EMR experience to qualify. The hour are M-F, full-time. Please email resumes to *****....
Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM Shifts available now! - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Job Summary: The Medical Assistant assists in providing and maintaining the Employee Health function to Hospital employees, medical staff and others; performs various medical, clerical and support functions. The position is located in an Orthopedic office. Requir...
Unit: Medical Assistant Local Contract Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office. We are looking for PRN candidates who are willing work days, nights and weekends as needed. 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 wi...
Medical Assistant Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Registered Nurse with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, l...
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...
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 Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medica...
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 Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medica...
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 Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medica...
Certified Medical Assistant Catalyst Professional Services, Inc is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant to work at the Naval Clinic in Panama City. This is a full time position. Monday through Friday day shift. Give back to those who serve our country! Competitive pay and benefits offered! CMA must have graduated from CAAHEP or ABHES accredited MA program. Formal Medical Services Training in US a...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Large fast-paced endoscopy center is seeking a FT highly-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join our GI Center in providing comprehensive patient care. Responsibilities will include phone triage and clinical duties. Medical terminology/office experience preferred and computer knowledge required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume, including salary req...

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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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