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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LVN or Medical Assistant for a PRN position at a fast paced clinic setting. Variable hours - Mon - Friday. Physician office experience required. Dependable Reliable Able to multi-task Effective communication skills Apply to Abilene Diagnostic Clinic One Village Drive, Suite 250 Abilene TX 79606 Phone: 325.793.5360 Fax: 325.793.5357...
Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB) is currently seeking a highly motivated and professional Full-time Medical Administrative Assistant to support our Ophthalmology practice in Boston. Responsibilities: Provides a high level of administrative support including typing, composing, proofreading, and transcribing correspondence. · Communicates with patients to discuss procedures, lab work, required...
Busy behavioral health and addiction medicine practice in Rocky Hill CT seeking part-time Medical Assistant (MA) with potential for full-time depending on the strength of the employee. Previous experience is preferred. Candidate must be self-motivated, hard-working, organized, reliable and friendly. Please send your resume to (860) 757-3875...
Bryant Staffing's Paramus client is seeking an Assistant to Practice Medical Administrator. This Direct Hire position offers 401K and medical benefits (contributory). Requirements: · 3 or more years experience in a multi-practice physician's office · Credentialing and CME credits required · Surgical hospital scheduling for 10 physicians · Staff scheduling and payroll · Proficient in EMR, Excel and...
ENT And Allergy Associates Medical Assistant ENT and Allergy Associates, New York & New Jersey's premier ENT and Allergy medical practice, is seeking a self-motivated, people-friendly full time Medical Assistant for our Pougkeepsie office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their appointment by...
Nature of practice: Ear, Nose, and Throat Education: High School Graduate or higher Qualities: Professional, Excellent Communication Skills, Team Player Requirements: Two plus years experience in a medical office as a medical assistant. Electronic Medical Record experience helpful. Knowledge of ICD and CPT codes required. Responsibilities: Escort patients to exam rooms, interview patients for curr...
High School Diploma/GED *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 locati...
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...
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...
Looking for an immediate Medical Assistant position in a fast paced clinic environment. Part time position. Monday - Thursday 8 - 5. Varying day/weekly shifts. Medical experience required. Pediatric 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...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office. 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 prescribed oral medicati...
Description Job Summary: Accurately takes and records vital signs, blood pressure, heights/lengths, weights, head circumferences and abdominal girths. Assists with vision testing, hearing testing and other office procedures. Performs venipunture. Processes all specimens accurately. Administers vaccinations/injections under physician supervision with required order and documents chart with medicati...
Practitioners At Home Direct – Bradenton, FL PHD, or Practitioners at Home Direct, was established to bring Quality medical and personal care to the Medicare populations of our communities. Based in Manatee and Sarasota counties, our doctors of combined 40 years plus medical experience visit most assisted and skilled living facilities(ALFs or SNFs), as well as homes in specified areas. If needed,...
Description Atlanta Medical Center, formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center, is a 467-bed acute care facility sprawled across two city blocks near the heart of downtown Atlanta. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Atlanta Medical Center has an esteemed tradition of commitment to excellence in patient care and service to the community. The medical center...
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Medical Assistant

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Certification
25.9%
Associates
21.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
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Bachelor's
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High School
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