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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ExecuTeam currently has multiple opportunities for experienced Medical Assistants. Great opportunity to utilize your experience in a professional setting with a well-established and expanding practice - Identification with a large, well-known company can help you establish yourself as one of the top people in your profession. Opportunity to work directly with your community utilizing your Medical...
Vera Whole Health is a market leading healthcare service that delivers comprehensive, intelligent primary and wellness care to employees via employer- funded worksite clinics. About our model Vera Whole Health and our client’s work together synergistically to provide client employees with exceptional care regardless of the medium in which they receive it. Vera is able to provide client’s employees...
Certified Medical Assistant JOB OPPORTUNITY for a Certified Medical Assistant to join a large and well known Managed Care Organization in the Tempe Area. This position is a full time opportunity with a great schedule and a very competitive pay rate. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Certified Medical Assistant will be working in an office setting providing telephonic patient education and information about r...
Seeking Certified Medical Assistant at Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii – Makalapa CasePro is a Federal Contractor that provides medical services to the United States Navy. We currently have an opening for a CMA to join our staff at the Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii – Makalapa. The schedule is Monday through Friday, no more than 80 hours in a two week period. Requirements: · Possess a High School Diploma...
Dermatology Medical Assistant and Front Desk Assistant Full time Medical Assistant and Front Desk Assistant needed for a busy Dermatology office located in Memorial City. Experience is a PLUS. We are currently seeking a team player who provides excellent patient care. This person must be able to demonstrate the ability to multitask so that priority items are completed on time each day. Please spec...
Certified Medical Assistant We are looking for qualified a Medical Assistant whose dedication to patients, attention to detail and positive attitude result in consistently providing the best care possible for each of our patients. Part Time to Full Time. No weekends, evenings, holidays or “on call.” Full-Time Benefits include Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays Off, 401K with company ma...
Medical Assistants are needed in the Nashville area! Our office is looking for energetic Medical Assistants that will strive to provide excellent health care in a clinical environment. Our staff focuses on the compassion and understanding of our patients while promoting positivity in a professional and courteous manner. Qualified candidates will display or are skilled in the following; • Positive...
Job Description: This Medical Assistant -Position Features: ? Monday - Friday ? 8 am - 5 pm Immediate need for reliable and professional Medical Assistant. Candidate must have Front Office and Back Office experience. Seeking stable work experience with a minimum of 2 years in field. Must have EMR experience. Must pass drug test and background check. Must be up to date on BLS card, MA license, MMR...
Our client, a busy and growing pediatrics practice located in beautiful Dublin, OH, is currently seeking experienced LPNs and Certified Medical Assistants. Responsibilities Prepares examination and treatment areas. Prepares patient for examination, treatment, and procedures. Documents care of patient via electronic medical record. Collects, completes and processes lab specimens and required paperw...
Certified Medical Assistant Under general supervision in an outpatient clinical setting, the medical assistant performs a variety of routine administrative, clerical and technical supportive services to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients. Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks and performs medical procedures of a routine nature, as...
Health Information Specialists – ENT, Allergy & Audiology Practice (St. Louis, MO) Synergy ENT Specialists is a growing Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy and Audiology medical practice and is searching for a MA/LPN/RN as a Health Information Specialists to join their professional team. Certificate of education required. The Health Information Specialists will work closely with a physician or physician as...
Company Information Since 1995 Midwest Medical Specialists, P.A. has been one of the area's leading dermatology and otolaryngology specialty groups with seven physicians, two physicians assistants two audiologists and two aestheticians. We provide dermatology, ENT, Audiology/Hearing Aid and Cosmetic skin care to the KC metro at four locations in Kansas and Missouri. Job Description In this role, t...
Medical Assistant - Back Office (palo alto) This position pays $24.00/hr as a full time employee This is a Full Time, 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM position in an out-patient medical Clinic Medical Assistant - Back Office (Palo Alto) Medical Assistant- Back Office We are currently looking to fill a back office medical assistant position for our Palo Alto Office. The idea...
Medical Assistant - Back Office (palo alto) compensation: $24.00/ hour We are looking for a Back Office Medical Assistant to join our Healthcare Clinic. You MUST have your MA Diploma, HS Degree or GED, your CPR card, 2+ years of current back office medical assistant experience, good communication skills and a good personality. This position is in the Palo Alto area. This is a full time, 40 hours a...
Medical Assistant - Back Office (palo alto) compensation: $24.00/ hour We are looking for a Back Office Medical Assistant to join our Healthcare Clinic. You MUST have your MA Diploma, HS Degree or GED, your CPR card, 2+ years of current back office medical assistant experience, good communication skills and a good personality. This position is in the Palo Alto area. This is a full time, 40 hours a...
Company Confidential Raleigh, NC, 27607
Part time CMA needed for busy medical specialty practice, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The medical assistant works independently as well as with other medical professionals to provide quality health care to the patient. Responsibilities include: · Greets patient and escorts them from the waiting room to exam rooms; prepares patients for exam or treatment; takes vital signs. · Provides assis...
Medical Administrative Assistant Are you highly energetic with strong interpersonal skills? Do you possess 1-3 years of administrative experience with proficiency in medical terminology, medical transcription and medical filing with solid MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and strong customer service skills? If this describes you, please read on. Our client, one of Boston's prestigious...
Medical Assistant Within any of our Salt Lake Valley Hospital Groups and Clinics, everyone receives exceptional quality of care. We have expanded into multifaceted clinics that offer obstetrics, pediatrics, general medicine, family planning, and dentistry. Some of the other services offered by our well qualified staff include education, intervention, and management of the many social issues that i...
Humana Government Business is seeking a Medical Assistant to join our team of providers at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic serving Veterans in North Seattle, WA. The position is Full-Time working Mon-Fri, days. No nights, weekends or holidays required. Qualified candidates must have the following: graduation from an accredited medical assistant certificate program; minimum of one year recent e...
Company Confidential West Hempstead, NY, 11552
Medical Assistant - Part Time to start. Three days per week-8:30-5:00 with the possibility of going up to five days. Must have reliable car. Travel and parking reimbursement. Candidate’s home near Queens-Nassau border ideal. Assist eye doctor in nursing homes escorting patients in wheelchairs to the examination room and assist with data entry. Travel to one-two facilities per day located near each...
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