Medical Assistant Jobs

Medical Assistant Job Overview

Medical assistant jobs involve performing a variety of clinical support and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

On any given day, the duties of a medical assistant may range from scheduling appointments and communicating with insurers to taking patients' vital signs and assisting in minor surgery. Some medical assistants develop specialized skills working in the offices of ophthalmologists, podiatrists or other specialist physicians. Many more use a broad array of skills working for a family physician or internist.

Medical assistants may sometimes help prepare patients for treatments by relaying instructions and advice from doctors. Setting up and maintaining medical equipment, as well as inventorying and ordering supplies are also common responsibilities in medical assistant work.

Medical Assistant Education

Requirements vary by state and practice. Most medical assistants have a high school diploma; many are certified by a national body. A candidate with the Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant designation will have a distinct advantage when looking for medical assistant employment. Formal medical assistant training programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools.

Small physicians’ offices are the most likely to hire medical assistants with the least formal education. Major hospitals and medical centers, by contrast, typically require medical assistants to have a higher level of training and certification.

Medical Assistant Job Market

There were more than 527,000 medical assistants in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistant job opportunities are projected to grow by nearly 163,000 between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average occupation.

Medical Assistant Salaries

The median medical assistant salary in May 2011 was $29,100, according to BLS. The middle half earned between $24,670 and $35,080; the 90th percentile earned $40,810.

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Description The position provides direct nursing care 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 medications and gives intramuscular and subcuta...
Saint Louis, 63131
OOB/GYN office needs front/back medical assistant. Good benefit package. Medical office background onlyQualified persons should email their resume to ***** (1888439)...
Company Confidential Madison Heights, MI, 48071
Foot Specialist need medical assistant, full time. Willing to train. Fax resume 248-542-7502...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
IMMEDIATE OPENING !!!! * MEDICAL ASSISTANT or RECEPTIONIST w/ Phlebotomy & Computer skills EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE. Email resumes to: *****...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Due to the growth in our company, we are hiring for the following positions: 8MEDICAL BILLING / RECEPTION IST 2 years experience required 8 MEDICAL ASSISTANT 8 X-RAY TECHNICIAN - Part Time Resume to: ***** Fax: 806-358-0629...
Responsibilities include: · Provide instruction to Medical Assistant classes. · Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. · Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. · Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the de...
Exp. Medical Assistant Part time 2 days per week plus cover vacation and on call. Apply in person 6620 Highland Rd., Suite 101, Waterford, M-F 9a-4:30p...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77030
Multiple-location-clinic has several Registered Medical Assistant positions in our five-star center in Houston, Sugar Land or The Woodlands, Registered Medical Assistant Position Summary Our fast-paced medical office needs several experienced, reliable, team players to become a long-term part of our group. This professional will provide clerical and medical support for the clinical staff for FRONT...
Medical Assistant Urology - Full Time Medical Assistant needed for our Urology practice in Albany. Clinical duties include direct patient care activities and assisting physicians in direct patient care functions and procedures. Non-clinical duties to include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and entering patient demographic information. Extensive patient contact, requiring excellent writt...
Full-Time and Part-Time Medical Assistant Opportunity The growth and expansion of Norwood Urgent Care has created a wonderful opportunity for a skilled, friendly and motivated Medical Assistant to join our team. Schedule (38 hours per week): Hours of Operations Monday through Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm. Job Purpose: * Supports physician staff by promptly following...
Description: The Medical Assistant receives operations and clinic direction from SMA Surgery Center RN Administrator. This person will support standards of care in association with compliance to all state, federal, and facility regulations and policies; collects data for Pre-Op assessment of ambulatory surgical patients to adequately prepare patients for anesthesia and surgery. Responsibilities: 1...
Description: The Medical Assistant receives operations and clinic direction from SMA Surgery Center RN Administrator. This person will support standards of care in association with compliance to all state, federal, and facility regulations and policies; collects data for Pre-Op assessment of ambulatory surgical patients to adequately prepare patients for anesthesia and surgery. Responsibilities: 1...
Autism Community Network, a non-profit agency in San Antonio, is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as aMedical Assistantfor the organization. Our mission is to maximize the potential of children with autism by increasing autism awareness and services for families; with an emphasis on collaboration with other service providers, early diagnosis, and providing services to underserv...
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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Med...
Full time Medical Assistant needed for busy local medical office. Must have experience in a back office position. Position available immediately. Reply to Box 932, c/o Leader Times, PO Box 978, Kittanning, PA 16201....
Job Description: Leading biotechnology firm seeks a Quality Control Associate for an 8-month contract assignment in Miramar, FL. Max pay will be $16.00/hour JOB OVERVIEW: The Quality Control (QC) Associate works in conjunction with staff to ensure clean, accurate and quality-reviewed data. This position serves as an integral member of the site and clinical support team. Essential Functions: Perfor...
Description: The Medical Assistant telephonically provides quality patient care utilizing customer services skills, excellent telephone/communication etiquette and clinical skills to assist patients with their medical requests/concerns. Under the direction of the department lead or Supervisor, works cooperatively with all members of the SMArt team to support the vision of the Patient Centered Medi...
Description: The Medical Assistant will support our Endocrinology physician at the SMA West Charleston and Southeastern Avenue Clinics. Our Endocrinology providers each treat an average of 15-16 patients per day. Clinical endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine glands, actions of hormones and their metabolic consequences. Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for collec...
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital has a full time opening, for a Medical Assistant in a busy Physicians office. The hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Medical Assistant certification desirable. Previous experience preferred. Along with an excellent starting salary, we offer competitive benefits including health, dental and life insurance, liberal paid time off, 401(k) plan, redu...
Medical Assistant for busy OB/GYN office. Please fax resume to 325-701-7808....
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