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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Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0264 Title LEAD MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Longwood Ophthalmology Shift Hours Per Week City Boston State MA Description As the Lead Medical Staff Assistant, you will provide administrative support to in a fast paced ambulatory setting. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth running of all non-clinical work for physician/p...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0278 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Stoneham Otolaryngology Shift Day Hours Per Week 40 City Boston State MA Description As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for performing a full range of practice coordination, including medical administrative tasks such as preparing patient charts, scheduling appointments...
Description: 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 Medical Assista...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Company Confidential Flint, MI, 48503
FULL TIME Medical Assistant Infertility practice with busy in vitro fertilization program has an opening for a full time Medical Assistant at our Flint location. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Experienced in women’s health is preferred, but not essential. Fax resume to (810) 760-0436 and email to *****....
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
The Medical Assistance provides support to the Eye Doctor & customer service to patients. Responsible for checking all completed eyewear for quality and prescription accuracy, the Medical Assistance oversee the dispensing of all eyewear, contact lenses and glasses, measure pupillary distance and fit. The Medical Assistance will also conduct pretesting, obtain patient medical histories, obtain insu...
NO OPTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We are currently seeking talented, career-oriented Optometric Technician in our Madison, WI location. We are one of the fastest growing retailers with over 40 retail locations throughout the US and plans to open up to 15 additional locations over the next year. Don't delay, take advantage of this GREAT opportunity NOW. JOB DESCRIPTION AND PROFILE: The Optometric Tec...
Company Confidential Martinez, GA, 30907
The Optometric Technician provides support to the Optometrist customer service to patients. Responsible for checking all completed eyewear for quality and prescription accuracy, the Optometric Technician oversee the dispensing of all eyewear, contact lenses and glasses, measure pupillary distance and fit. The Optometric Technician will also conduct pretesting, obtain patient medical histories, obt...
Description: 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 Medical Assista...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant X-ray Technician 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 hiring for each of our new Optum clinics - Las Vegas (89148) Henderson (89012) The Medical Assistant X-ray Technician is responsible for taking x-rays and will...
Description: Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquarter...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant X-ray Technician 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 hiring for each of our new Optum clinics - Las Vegas (89148) Henderson (89012) The Medical Assistant X-ray Technician is responsible for taking x-rays and will...
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 in each of our new Optum clinics - Energy Corridor (77077) Greenway (77027) We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of all trade. They will...
Certified Medical Assistant – Full Time OB/GYN HCA – North Greenbush A Full time Certified Medical Assistant is needed for our OB/GYN Health Center Associates office in North Greenbush. Clinical duties include direct patient care activities and assisting physicians in direct patient care functions and procedures. Limited non-clinical duties to include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and...
Orange Coast College Medical Assistant O-002-15 $ 29,356.00 - $35,722.40 Apply by: 07/11/2014 Complete job description and application available online at: http://www.cccd.edu/employment/open_positions/Pages/classified.aspx DEFINITION: Under the general supervision, to assist physicians and nurses in providing student health care in the Student Health Center (SCH); and to perform related work as r...
Summit Family Medicine Greeneville has an immediate opening for an experienced Certified Medical Assistant to join their office. *Candidate must have proven background of exceptional customer service. Scribing experience required. GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for assisting with clinical tasks and scribing duties as directed by the physician(s) or mid-level provider in the care of patient...
Description: 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 Medical Assista...
Description: 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 Medical Assista...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, use your management or dental experience to gain a better paying job? You can be a part of a successful and growing dental organization. Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant/ Medical Assistant. This highly sought after Assistant position is a well-respected role. Familia Development &...
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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
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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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