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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MED is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant to work an 8-week leave at a busy pediatric office. Must have pediatric and EMR experience to qualify. The hour are M-F, full-time. Please email resumes to *****....
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. Requir...
Unit: Medical Assistant Local Contract 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...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office. We are looking for PRN candidates who are willing work days, nights and weekends as needed. 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 wi...
Medical Assistant 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 Registered Nurse with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, l...
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 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 Medica...
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 Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medica...
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 Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medica...
Certified Medical Assistant Catalyst Professional Services, Inc is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant to work at the Naval Clinic in Panama City. This is a full time position. Monday through Friday day shift. Give back to those who serve our country! Competitive pay and benefits offered! CMA must have graduated from CAAHEP or ABHES accredited MA program. Formal Medical Services Training in US a...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Large fast-paced endoscopy center is seeking a FT highly-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join our GI Center in providing comprehensive patient care. Responsibilities will include phone triage and clinical duties. Medical terminology/office experience preferred and computer knowledge required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume, including salary req...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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 patient appointments for...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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 patient appointments for...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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 patient appointments for...
Beaver Dam, 53916
Medical Assistant Fast-paced surgical clinic seeking experienced and dedicated full time medical assistant for dynamic position performing a multitude of tasks. Please mail cover letter and resume to: 705 S. University Ave, Ste 350. Attn Office Manager Beaver Dam, WI 53916 View newspaper ad madison.com 289530...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0285 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department 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 and resp...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic on an as needed basis. There are no set hours/schedule for this position. 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 w...
Company Confidential Denton, TX, 76201
MEDICAL ASSISTANT needed for an Internal Medicine office in Denton. Bilingual is a plus. Fax resume 940-384-7744...
Company Confidential Bradenton, FL, 34209
BUSY MEDICAL PRACTICE LOCATED IN BRADENTON POSITIONS AVAILABLE: CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT MEDICAL BILLING CLERK- CPT/ICD-9 APPT. SCHEDULER/INS. CLERK Medical Office & Computer Exp. Req. FT+ Benefits Bi-Lingual A Plus E-Mail: ***** Fax Resume 941-794-2893...

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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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