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 VALDOSTA, GA, 31602
MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT (VALDOSTA, GA) Immediate opening for full time employee in medical office. Must be happy, dependable, team player with computer knowledge. Previous experience in medical office, Eclinical EMR. Insurance knowledge and basic medical terminology preferred. MA and LPN preferred but not required. Office hours: M,T,TH,8AM-5PM/ W 8AM-6:30PM/ F 8AM-12PM •Salary BOE •Health insuran...
Company Confidential PADUCAH, KY, 42001
OPENING for Medical Assistant/OR Tech for fast paced, busy practice, 32-35 hour workweek with full benefits. EMR and medical experience required. References required. Send resume to WellSprings Dermatology, ATTN: Rose, 2721 West Park Drive, Paducah, KY 42001....
Company Confidential Odessa, 79762
Medical MEDICAL ASSISTANT Needed for busy medical office. Must be dependable & able to multi task. BLS & CPR Certified, Bilingual a plus. Fax resume to 432-333-1800 or email advancedbill@ cableone.net...
Medical Assistant - OB/GYN Seeking responsible, organized individual for part time position. Forward resume to: Boris J. Sawula, M.D. P.C. 538 Litchfield Street Torrington, CT 06790...
Description Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Development & Management is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Development & Management...
Experience Medical Assistant for Back Office in Mission Viejo, Apply Today Start Tomorrow! Duties: Drawing blood, taking temperature for pediatric patients Performing venipuncture Running labs Keeping laboratory equipment and machines current Requirements: Minimum of 2 years experience Required to be bilingual, (Spanish) skills Must have EMR experience, preferably with AllScripts Details: Schedule...
Company Confidential SYLVANIA, OH, 43560
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR LPN Full Time Position, Experience preferredPrivate Office setting for Busy Orthopedic Surgeon, Competitive wages and benefits Interested candidates please send resume to: Carla Smith, 7640 W Sylvania Ave Ste B Sylvania, OH 43560 *****...
Our work environment is dynamic. Our people are valued. A rewarding career awaits you at Concorde! Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. is a nationally recognized for-profit, post-secondary education company providing career training in the field of allied health, and we have an opening for a full-time Medical Assistant Program Director at our Portland, OR campus. Responsibilities include: · Managing th...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant candidate will be part of a team dedicated to improving the delivery and quality of health care that is patient-centered, safe and effective in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for Medical Assistants for each of our new Optum clinics - Las Vegas (89148) Henderson (89012) We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of all trade. They will be r...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant candidate will be part of a team dedicated to improving the delivery and quality of health care that is patient-centered, safe and effective in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for Medical Assistants for each of our new Optum clinics - Las Vegas (89148) Henderson (89012) We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of all trade. They will be r...
Provide patient care in outpatient physician practice under the direction of the practicing physician, physician assistant, or licensed nurse. Assist with other clinical and clerical duties to ensure optimization of patient experience within the practice. Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for the health care visit...
National Spine & Pain Centers©, the largest interventional pain management practice on the East Coast, is currently searching for a qualified and take-charge Medical Assistant to support our Germantown office location. Our outstanding team of medical professionals demonstrates extraordinary diagnostic and therapeutic skill, encompassing both physiatry and anesthesiology, to provide patients with t...
Looking for an immediate full time Medical Assistant position in a fast paced clinic environment. Monday - Thursday 8 - 5. Medical experience required. OB/GYN experience a plus. Eager to work with electronic health records. Must have excellent communication skills with patient, physician, and co-workers. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; con...
McAlester, 74501
Jones Academy is looking to fill the following positions: Medical Transporter, Teacher Assistant Applicants must pass ALL background checks and pre-employment drug testing. Interested individuals can submit a copy of the following: â.¢Resume â.¢Drivers License â.¢Social Security Card â.¢Tribal Membership Card, if applicable â.¢Copy of High School Diploma â.¢Copy of College Degree/Transcript, if ap...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT MEDICAL ASSISTANT MA Full time for busy Gastroenterology practice in Boynton Beach. 5+ years experience; Mon-Fri. Good salary and benefits. Please fax resume to: 561-470-4426 or email to *****...
Job Description: We are currently seeking an experienced back office Medical Assistant with strong OBGYN and NEXTGEN experience. Only candidates with those qualifications will be considered. Training is not offered. Basic Duties: rooming patients, vitals, registration, insurance verification. Must be able to handle a busy environment! this is not a slow office. Bilingual Spanish a plus, but not re...
Busy GI practice in West Boca seeking a Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum of 3 years experience to work in the Lab. Phlebotomy skills required. This individual must be multitask oriented, self motivated and able to handle a high volume of patients. Working knowledge of a variety of procedure types and terminology needed. Excellent communications skills and computer literacy a must. EHR ex...
Summary of Position The clinical support staff is responsible for general clinical and procedural patient care under the direction and direct supervision of the center’s physicians or practice manager. Nature and Scope The clinical support staff works under the direct supervision of the physician and/or provider. A patient base of 1,000 to 3,000 patients is served and 20-50 patients are seen each...
Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Medical Assistant is to assist clinic providers to ensure efficient patient flow and maintain quality care. The Medical Assistant carries out clinician orders and performs/assists with patient care procedures and treatments. The clinical duties of the Medical Assistant are performed under the direct supervision of a registered nurse and/or supervising...
Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient...
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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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