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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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BioTek Labs is a national laboratory firm that specializes in Immunology Therapy with a unique and proprietary method of testing and treating allergies and food sensitivities. We aim to take a blend of allergist strength and personal attention and blend that with a fast turnaround time and easy convenience. Our tests are customized to each locale, and our immunotherapy are handcrafted in-house and...
Join one of the largest multispecialty medical groups based in the Greater Austin area. We have been votedone of the BEST PLACES TO WORK by our employees for 8 years! It's your time to have it all! Watch our video to see what we mean: http://bit.ly/ARCall PURPOSE:Under close supervision of nursing leadership, supports provider practice by assisting with direct patient care duties. May perform diag...
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Immediate opening for a full-time Medical Assistant in our growing physical and rehabilitation medicine private practice in Beverly Hills. If you have a "yes I can" point of view then we are looking for you! About the job: We are currently seeking experienced, poised, motivated and professional applicants for our Medical Assistant. Experience in a Worker’s Compensation environment and with medical...
If you are recent or near future graduate of a medical assistant program, give us a call today! Manpower, Inc. of SE Michigan has numerous medical assistant positions open right now! Many positions are full-time, long-term and offer competitive pay. Medical Assistants perform a variety of patient care duties including, but not limited to: • Directing and/or accompanying patients to examination roo...
BioTek Labs is a national laboratory firm that specializes in Immunology Therapy with a unique and proprietary method of testing and treating allergies and food sensitivities. We aim to take a blend of allergist strength and personal attention and blend that with a fast turnaround time and easy convenience. Our tests are customized to each locale, and our immunotherapy are handcrafted in-house and...
BioTek Labs is a national laboratory firm that specializes in Immunology Therapy with a unique and proprietary method of testing and treating allergies and food sensitivities. We aim to take a blend of allergist strength and personal attention and blend that with a fast turnaround time and easy convenience. Our tests are customized to each locale, and our immunotherapy are handcrafted in-house and...
Hudson County medical practice is currently looking for a medical assistant to join our group Candidate must: Be bilingual English & Spanish Be organized Knowledge of insurance verification Knowledge prior authorization Able to work is a fast pace environment Be self starter Fax your resume to 201-333-6826 Serious inquiries only no recruiters...
Seeking an energetic individual to work as a Medical Assistant in our busy clinic. Computer and organizational skills are required. Candidates must have a current and valid Medical Assistant Certification. Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available! Job Specific Responsibilities: •Answer phones, schedule and confirm patients’ appointments, enroll new patients, and answer patient medical questions o...
Medical Administrative Assistant Are you highly energetic with strong interpersonal skills? Do you possess 1-3 years of administrative experience with proficiency in medical terminology, medical transcription and medical filing with solid MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and strong customer service skills? If this describes you, please read on. Our client, one of Boston's prestigious...
The American Institute of Gastric Banding (AIGB) is an industry-leading network of physicians, healthcare professionals, surgical and diagnostic centers, support resources and aftercare specialists, dedicated to the comprehensive treatment and care of our LAP-BAND® and Gastric Sleeve surgery patients. Our comprehensive program is branded to consumers as True Results. Medical Assistant The Medical...
ENT And Allergy Associates Medical Assistant ENT and Allergy Associates, New York & New Jersey's premier ENT and Allergy medical practice, is seeking a self-motivated, people-friendly full time Medical Assistant for our Pougkeepsie office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their appointment by...
ENT And Allergy Associates Medical Assistant Location: Tarrytown, NY US Position Types: Part-Time Industry: Healthcare & Medical / Clerical & Administrative Minimum Education: High School Diploma ENT and Allergy Associates, New York & New Jersey's premier ENT and Allergy medical practice, is seeking a self-motivated, people-friendly part time Medical Assistant for our Sleepy Hollow office. Respons...
ENT And Allergy Associates Medical Assistant Location: New York, NY US Position Types: Full Time Industry: Healthcare & Medical / Clerical & Administrative Minimum Education: High School Diploma ENT and Allergy Associates, New York & New Jersey's premier ENT and Allergy medical practice, is seeking a self-motivated, people-friendly part time Medical Assistant for our Fifth Avenue office. Responsib...
A fast growing dynamic Medical office in Stockbridge Ga seeks an experienced,dependable and reliable Medical Assistant for immediate Hire.Candidates must posses excellent patient and computer skills.Excellent pay and benefits.Please email resumes to:***** OR fax to 770 692 8248....
The Medical Assistant / X-Ray Tech is responsible for providing basic clinical care to patients commensurate with their medical education. Duties include performing initial clinical evaluations as well as directed procedures for urgent care, occupational health and worker’s compensation procedures. This position will perform x-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement using knowled...
Medical Assistant needed experience preferred. Our office is a fast paced environment and We are looking for an individual who is upbeat, energetic and can multi-task. Must be a Team player, confident and mature, with excellent verbal and written correspondence. Jobs duties include but are not limited to: Front desk organization and prioritizing of workload, Reception and Greeting, Check eligibili...
Job Summary: Performs a wide variety of medical assisting activities during patient visits in an outpatient clinical setting. Involves extensive interaction with diverse populations including patients, medical staff practitioners and medical center personnel. At BIDMC, a Medical Assistant in a hospital-based practice is not authorized to perform duties that can be performed only by licensed person...
Responsibilities include: Provide instruction to Medical Assistant classes. Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the department...
Perform selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that assist in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management under the direction of a physician. These duties are delegated in relation to the individual's degree of training, in accordance with the objectives and policies of the organization and respective state laws governing such action and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIE...
Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral health care services. Over the course of 40 years, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing care at multiple substance abuse and mental health treatment centers in Central and Southern Illinois. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S., as well as provides employee assistance prog...
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Medical Assistant

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Certification
25.9%
Associates
21.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
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Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
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