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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Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a certified/registered Medical Assistant for a phenomenal opportunity in the Sebastian area with one of our best clients! Essential Job Functions: Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant (procedures, injections, EKGs, phlebotomy). Rooms patients according to company standards. Records patient care documentation in the medical reco...
Description Certified Medical Assistant to assist physician with the daily operations of the physician's office. Maintains efficient patient flow and assists with patient care, i.e. exams, procedures and patient education under the direction and supervision of a physician. Performs triage, monitors and records vitals of all visiting patients. Perform EKG and Phlebotomy. Ensures medical documentati...
Company Confidential Panama City, 32405
Medical/Health Medical Assistant Needed for fast paced E.N.T. office. Must have minimum one year experience, with EMR & computer knowledge a plus. Part time with possibility of fulltime in near future. Send resume to: ***** Web ID#: 34287425...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79761
Medical WANTED Certified Medical Assistant Needed for busy Physician office. 2 Years experience preferred. Bilingual a plus. Email resumes to gacbecky@ cableone.net...
medical assistant, Full or part time. Busy ophthalmology practice. No weekends. Email resume to: *****...
POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Provides direct and indirect patient care activities and performs clerical duties under direct supervision of the licensed nurse. Supports and maintains the University Health System's policies, protocols, values and guest relations EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High school diploma is required. Medical Assistant diploma from an accredited school or certification from an app...
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Dermatology Medical Assistant Seeking a Superstar MA for an Amazing Dermatology Practice! ATLANTA / DUNWOODY GA We are a busy medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice seeking certified medical assistant with dermatology experience to join our team. Candidate must be able to keep up with a fast paced environment while providing exceptional quality care. Requirements: professional; depend...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states an...
Highly respected medical practice seeks experienced Medical Assistant or LVN for clinical care. This practice is truly committed to efficiently serving its patients at the highest level of care. Duties will include: * coordinating patient flow * heavy patient education * patient triage * perform basic medical assessments * coordinate procedures and tests including scheduling and obtaining pre-auth...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Large fast-paced, multi-specialty physician practice is seeking a FT experienced highly-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join us in providing comprehensive patient care. Responsibilities will include phone triage. Medical terminology/office experience preferred and computer knowledge required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume, including salary req...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29407
GREAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! Busy Cardiology Office seeks experienced candidates for the following positions. * Medical Assistant F/T * Front Desk Receptionist Full benefits. Must be NON-SMOKER. If you are a team player, please send your resume for review to *****...
National Spine & Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management practice on the East Coast, is currently recruiting for a, is currently searching for a qualified and energetic Medical Assistant to support our Rockville office location. Our outstanding team of medical professionals demonstrates extraordinary diagnostic and therapeutic skill, encompassing both physiatry and anesthesiology,...
Saint Petersburg, 33701
Medical Assistant - Back Office. Experience with E-Clinical or EMR pref. For interview call 727-553-7330 Reference Code:100415047502...
Wanted Full Time LPN or Medical Office Assistant. Previous experience in behavioral health preferred. Send resume to Sharon Community Health Center 94 W. Connelly Blvd. Sharon, PA 16146 This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Company Confidential Athens, 30606
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy medical practice in North GA seeking a dynamic and dependable medical assistant. Applicants must be willing to work in Hiram and Rome, with most of the working hours being in Rome. Office hours are Mon – Thur, 7am – 6pm (3-day weekends!). Benefits such as paid time off, medical insurance, 401(k) and competitive salary are offered. Experience with Allscripts is a plus. E-mail...
Company Confidential Monterey, CA, 93940
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Bright, energetic, multi-takers, with great people skills for innovative Medical office in Monterey. Monday-Friday, competitive salary & benefits. Fax resume 831-373-1717 or email rhema *****...
Medical Assistant Temporary Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Large local hospital is in need of an experienced Medical Assistant for their Transplant Department. This is a 3 month temporary assignment to covering a medical leave. Must have 3-5 years of Medical Assistant experience. Will be responsible for all administrative duties for patients, including typing letters, answering phones and all...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Certified Medical Assistant via NCCT and a Nevada State Laboratory Assistant certification through the state of NV. Position offers a great hourly rate, a friendly team environment and even weekly pay! Selected candidates must have both certifications to qualify. Apply for this great position as a certified medical assistant today! We are an equal employment o...
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...
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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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