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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Job Description: We are currently seeking a Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for one of our centers in the Tampa area. Resume must reflect at least two years of experience as a Medical Assistant or LPN and allergy experience a huge PLUS but is not required. This position is a full time position Hours: Mon-Fri: 8-5PM Pay: MA: $13.50/ Depending on experience LPN: $16/ depending on...
Company Confidential Colorado Springs, CO, 80918
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing clinical and business office assistance in the offices and clinics of health care providers, such as, physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to t...
Company Confidential St Louis, MO
Medical Assistant/LPN for concierge practice. Phlebotomy skills required. Competitive salary and benefits. Will be responsible for taking vitals, drawing blood, immunizations, phone triage, cleaning rooms and inventory of supplies....
Personal Care/ Case Management Coordinator/ Medical Assistant Prospect Medical is seeking Medical Assistants who are energetic and articulate who possess great critical thinking and strong managed care or care management experience with excellent computer skills to work as Personal Care Coordinators in a dynamic, forward thinking and cutting edge company. JOB SUMMARY: This position of Personal Car...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? An Opportunity to Work at a Prestigious Healthcare Facility ? A Great Place to Start and Build a Medical Career ? Great Location ? Great Pay Up To 38K If you're looking for an incredibly opportunity and you're a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career, this is the opportunity for you! As a Medical Adm...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? An Opportunity to Work at a Prestigious Healthcare Facility ? A Great Place to Start and Build a Medical Career ? Great Location ? Great Pay Up To 38K If you're looking for an incredibly opportunity and you're a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career, this is the opportunity for you! As a Medical Adm...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? An Opportunity to Work at a Prestigious Healthcare Facility ? A Great Place to Start and Build a Medical Career ? Great Location ? Great Pay Up To 38K If you're looking for an incredibly opportunity and you're a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career, this is the opportunity for you! As a Medical Adm...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? An Opportunity to Work at a Prestigious Healthcare Facility ? A Great Place to Start and Build a Medical Career ? Great Location ? Great Pay Up To 38K If you're looking for an incredibly opportunity and you're a professional individual ready to move ahead in a great career, this is the opportunity for you! As a Medical Adm...
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...
Office worker needed every other Thursday in medical office in Boardman, OH. Must be able to work in fast-paced office and multi-task. Must be reliable. Will train to do medical assistant work. Good job for educated stay-at-home mom....
Suwanee Pediatric practice is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant or LPN to work in a fast paced practice. The candidate must have excellent customer service skills, verbal communication, dependability and a strong team work ethic. Pediatric experience preferred....
Looking for an energetic, compassionate team player to join our charismatic and dedicated family! We are in need of a clinical medical assistant to assist with but not limited to the following: *Welcoming patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone *Preparing patients for the visit by directing and accompanying them to the examining room; helping them to position themselves for the ex...
Certificate *Seeking Certified Medical Assistants with prior work experience in an OB practice. Accountability Objectives: In accordance with physicians' treatment plans and according to established procedures assists with patient examinations by performing and documenting basic clinical services necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients at Physician Practice locations. May per...
Description: Hands on interaction with patients, healthcare providers, and office staff - Learn from healthcare experts as you work side by side to improve the lives of patients! Enjoy a variety of tasks and the benefits of working for a Fortune 25 company â career opportunities, great benefits, paid time off, and more! Centers for Family Medicine and Premier Physicians Medical Group serve the com...
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 radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. 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,...
About Our Organization Charles River Medical Associates was formed in 1995 to serve the Metro West Community. We are a group of physicians (internists, pediatricians, and specialists) committed to providing the highest quality of care. We believe that quality health care starts with a personal physician who will coordinate all of the patient's health needs. We prefer to work with trusted specialis...
Local OB/GYN practice seeks experienced medical assistant with minimum 2 years experience to work front office. Must have excellent customer service skills, experience with check in and check out, eligibility, exhibit professional appearance and can work extra hours, when needed. Full-time employment full benefit package, medical, dental, 401K, PTO. Salary is commensurate with experience. OB/GYN e...
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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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