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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Assistant Dean Undergraduate Medical Education job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Applicants must have a M.D. and/or Ph.D. with experience in medical student education and administration, and a record of...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Float Cerfified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Responsible for greeting and escorting patients to exam rooms, prepare patients for procedures and exams, assist with procedures, minor surgeries and exams. Collects specimens. Maintains a clean and well stocked work environment. Medical Assistant will provide education answers verbal and written questions of clients appropriately. Special Skills: Human Relations, general computer knowledge, medic...
Medical Assistant- (Back Office) Full Time- Preferred Primary Care Physicians is currently recruiting for a Medical Assistant for multi-office practice located in Hickory and Burgettstown. At least 2 years of experience is required. Prior physician office experience preferred. Phlebotomy a must. Ideal candidates will be experienced with computers and have the ability to multi-task and work indepen...
Southern California Gastroenterology Associates, the largest gastroenterology physician group in Southern California with offices in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys has immediate openings for Medical Assistants in the San Gabriel Valley. If you have experience in back office procedures, check out and procedure scheduling, procedure precertifications/authorization and enjoy patient interac...
Medical Assistant 1. Provides support with daily activities in the medical practice such as telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration/discharge, collecting copays, and medical records functions. Greets and directs patients and visitors. 2.Cleans and sterilizes instruments. Inventory and restocks medical supplies, maintaining appropriate quantity of supplies 3.Performs cleric...
Medical Assistant 1. Provides support with daily activities in the medical practice such as telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration/discharge, collecting copays, and medical records functions. Greets and directs patients and visitors. 2.Cleans and sterilizes instruments. Inventory and restocks medical supplies, maintaining appropriate quantity of supplies 3.Performs cleric...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34476
Busy Primary Care office is seeking BILLER, MEDICAL ASSISTANT, RECEPTIONIST, PHLEBOTOMIST, Experience required. Email resume to *****...
Description: At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined! Centers for Family Medicine and Premier Physicians Medical Group merged to create...
Description: At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined! Centers for Family Medicine and Premier Physicians Medical Group merged to create...
Description: At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined! Centers for Family Medicine and Premier Physicians Medical Group merged to create...
Description: At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that's focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that's greater than you've ever imagined! Centers for Family Medicine and Premier Physicians Medical Group merged to create...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. One year of clinical experience in a designated specialty area preferred. 2. Graduation and certification from an accredited school of Medical Assisting. Clinical education and/or experience may...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cycl...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cycl...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician our Physician Practice Sugar Land Specialty. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and developm...
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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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