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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Job Description: A well known medical facility in the Orange County area is seeking experienced medical assistants for multiple positions. Desired candidate will have a minimum of one year experience, valid Medical Assistant Certificate, CPR card, TB test and be able to pass a background screening. Bilingual Spanish, Vietnamese or Mandarin a huge plus!! If you are looking for a rewarding position...
Job Description: This Medical Assistant Position Features: ? Pay can be between $14 to $16 an hour Immediate need for a Medical Assistant with strong acute experience. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. And have at least three years of experience. Other requirements include CPR Certification, and a current TB. This position is located in a well known and stable hospital setting. If you meet...
Work With People Who Put You First! Certified Medical Assistant – Physicians Practice/Clinic Capital is seeking to fill an immediate opening in Pittsburgh PAfor aCertified Medical Assistant (MA) with a minimum of one year medical experience in a physician’s office to assist in the delivery of health care and patient management. Responsibilities include: Knowledge of medical practice and care Knowl...
Medical Assistant Manhattan and Bronx 30 hours per week. Help doctor by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history. * Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient informatio...
Thank you for your interest in South Alamo Medical Group! To apply for this opening please visit our Career Page Medical Assistant Exempt or Nonexempt: Nonexempt Reports to: Practice Manager Work schedule: Varied with start time as early as 7:45am. Occasional Saturdays required. Our company: This is a unique opportunity to expand on a career in healthcare with a leader in the healthcare industry....
Company Confidential Wayne, NJ, 07470
Certified Medical Assistant wanted as soon as possible for busy pediatric office! This is the full-time job you are looking for! Family atmosphere, fast-paced work environment, benefits and conveniently located in Wayne near the Willowbrook Mall. Hours are 10 AM - 6 PM. Candidates must have graduated from a CAAHEP Accredited Program, such as Fortis, Bergan Community College or Sussex Community Col...
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...
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...
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...
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...
This is a per diem position only. Candidate must be available to work at various locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 wi...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Perform radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. 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,...
Perform radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. 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,...
Perform radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. 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,...
Perform radiological duties in compliance with x-ray department and legal requirements. Help patients feel comfortable during the entire process. 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,...
Thank you for your interest in South Alamo Medical Group! To apply for this opening please visit our Career Page Patient Care Rep/Medical Assistant Exempt or Nonexempt: Nonexempt Reports to: Health Information Analyst Work schedule: 8-5pm. Occasional Saturdays required. Our company: This is a unique opportunity to expand on a career in healthcare with a leader in the healthcare industry. Our missi...
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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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