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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Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM Shifts available now! - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Job Summary: The Medical Assistant assists in providing and maintaining the Employee Health function to Hospital employees, medical staff and others; performs various medical, clerical and support functions. The position is located in an Orthopedic office. ...
Medical Assistant Opportunity for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) A busy Family Practice in Manhattan is looking for full time medical assistants/administrative assistants. There are 3 physicians and we are growing rapidly. Why should you work with us? Our unique office setting and atmosphere are a perfect transition for FMGs. "I did well on the tests, but don't have experience in the US medi...
Physicians’Diagnostics & Rehabilitation (PDR) is a specialty clinic with a focus on and medical expertise in the treatment of neck and back pain. We are currently hiring for the following 2 posistions. Medical Receptionist & Medical Assistant We are looking for someone who is friendly and enthusiastic. You’ll need to be well presented, punctual, self motivated and be able to problem solve. You’l...
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST, MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR PRIMARY/URGENT CARE OFFICES LOCATED IN BRANDON AND RIVERVIEW. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. EXCELLENT SALARY AND BENEFITS. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. BILINGUAL PREFERRED. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND REQUIRED. EMAIL CV TO ***** OR FAX TO 813-655-1775....
Description Cy-Fair Medical Partners-Grant Village 12101 Grant Road, Ste G Cypress, Texas 77429 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the fro...
Description Centennial Medical Center: 4401 Coit Road, Suite 405 Frisco, TX 75035 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Duties: Scheduling p...
Description Front Office Medical Assistant Location: Medical Partners of Lakewood 6333 Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75214 Full Time: Monday - Saturday 7:30 am to 6:30 pm (Variable) Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers...
Description Medical Assistant Referral Coordinator Location: Lake Pointe Medical Partners of Sachse 5250 State Highway 78, Suite 850 Sachse, TX 75048 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses ...
Description Bilingual (Spanish) Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe Medical Partners 3090 North Goliad Street Rockwall, TX 75087 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medica...
Medical Asst. Fana Medical Group St. Petersburg office now hiring experienced bilingual Certified Medical Asst. Front office experience is helpful. Email resumes to ***** No phone calls Reference Code:28959...
Unit: Medical Assistant Per Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experienc...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no furth...
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM OPPORTUNITIES! Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility ...
part time position must be certified as medical assistant/medical secretary. Must have one plus year of experience. Position is in outpatient private clinic and hours are during work week Monday-Friday with various shifts between *8:30-5pm. No nites or weekends. Please submit resumes to ***** No phone calls please....
Description Sierra Providence Medical Partners 1600 Medical Center Dr, Ste 405 El Paso, Texas 79902 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams, and medical procedures. Complete necessary documentation using Electroni...
Description Sierra Providence Medical Partners Horizon 13800 Eastlake, Ste 400 El Paso, Texas Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams, and medical procedures. Complete necessary documentation using Electronic Medi...
MEDICAL OFFICE STAFF NEEDED Hand Surgery Associates seeks to fill all positions in new surgery/therapy practice. Those with experience as nurse, medical assistant, medical biller, medical front desk receptionist, or medical office manager should apply. Send resume to *****. Listing provided by: The Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA Times-Shamrock Communications Monster Par...
Description Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams, and medical procedures. Complete nece...
About Us Primary Care Physician Network (PCP Network) specializes in providing primary care physician services in office and in-home setting. We are currently looking for Medical Assistants--Front Office and Back Office-- for our Lansing and Howell Locations. PCP Network provides excellent pay and benefits package including the following: 1. Paid Vacation time 2. Paid Holidays 3. Health-Bene...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89128
Seeking ROCKSTARS for our Medical Front Office and Medical Back Office positions Experienced Medical Front Office and Medical Back Office positions available, minimum of 2 years experience! Seeking an organized Front Office and Medical Back Office employee for a fast paced Internal Medicine/Urgent Care office. Front Office position includes but not limited to check in/check out, insurance verif...

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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Education / Training

Certification
25.8%
Associates
21.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
(755 Respondents)
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