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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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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...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: *CANDIDATES MUST LIVE IN THE PHOENIX METRO AREA.* Fortis College, is accredited by the ACCSC with authorization to award certificates, diplomas, Associate of Arts degrees, and Bachelor of...
Several Medical Assistant jobs are currently available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM, is. To be considered for this position, you must have at least 6 months of experience in a medical office setting. You will work for a company that believes care should be patient-centered. This position is responsible for supporting providers in clinical workflow and providing an exceptional p...
Our client has a need for a temporary Medical Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ. The selected candidate must have experience handling confidential patient information as well as insurance verification. This role requires recent experience in a similar role as well as the ability to work full-time hours. Our client is looking for a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a profess...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Administrative Assistants for contract positions in South St. Louis, MO. This is a great opportunity for Medical Administrative Assistants to embark on great career opportunities with some of the top healthcare companies in St. Louis, MO. Responsibilities for the Medical Administrative Assistant Job are: • Update medical history • Tran...
Description Job Summary: Accurately takes and records vital signs, blood pressure, heights/lengths, weights, head circumferences as instructed by physician. Assists with other office procedures as requested. Processes any specimens accurately. Coordinates flow of patients, places patients in exam rooms and notifies physicians and nurses when ready. Maintains exam rooms and equipment. Cleans up exa...
DescriptionA Medical Assistant who holds a certificate allowing them to do X-rays on certain areas of the body. This is not a full X-ray tech.Medical Assistant Certificate and Limimited X-Ray License...
Company Confidential Gastonia, 28054
NewToday.jpg Medical Medical Assistant Part time leading to full time clinical assistant needed for fast paced medical practice. Will learn all aspects of medical office. Must have neat appearance and able to multi-task. Please send resume to 2391 Court Drive Suite 100 Gastonia, N.C. 28054 Text GS552393 to 56654...
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 Externship Coordinator. Responsibilities include: Serve as a liaison between the Medical Assistant students and Concorde, numerous hospitals and physicians in the area planning and ad...
Medical Assistant - PT. Pediatrics department in a busy multi-specialty clinic. The position requires medical office experience and/or completed training program. For more information, call 541-269-0333, ext 217....
Company Confidential Canoga Park, CA, 91305
Medical Assistant needed for long established orthopedic practice with locations in the SFV and Ventura County area. Applicant MUST have min 2 years MEDICAL experience absolutely NO exceptions. Medical Assistant duties will include assisting with exams/procedures, injection prep, suture/staple removal and cast application and removal. Casting experience and orthopedic experience a huge plus, but w...
Company Confidential Pasadena, CA, 91101
Surgical Coordinator for multi-specialty surgical center in Pasadena. Applicant MUST have min 2 years SURGERY SCH EXP and stellar references a MUST ! Additionally applicants MUST have a MEDICAL ASSISTANT certificate due to recent healthcare requirements. Our facility is a high end surgical center catering to PPO, Private and Medicare patients in a first class environment. Applicant is expected to...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75231
Multi physician practice seeks an experienced Medical Assistant to join their growing team! This is a temporary to permanent opportunity; Knowledgeable about OBGyn procedures, strong phlebotomy skills, triaging patients, returning phones calls, calling in scripts, taking vitals, patient histories, rooming patients, preparing patients for physician exams; Must have at least 2 years experience worki...
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...
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 Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant...
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...
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...
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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
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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%
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