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. ...
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 ...
UNIT - CLINIC Flexible Per Diem MA Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Stock Options - 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 Expa...
Company Confidential Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
Seeking full time position for medical assistant in a large specialty practice, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30, with one hour of unpaid lunch. The position requires 3 to 4 evenings per month and occasional Saturdays. The primary function of a medical assistant is to maintain patient flow and prescription renewals. Medical assistants work as a team in triage. There is a team leader assigned daily that pr...
Performs a variety of patient care activitites to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and varioius other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant. Rooms patients according to company standards. Records patient car...
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Cross Trained Front and Back Office Medical Assistants for busy practice in Los Angeles County Job Description: Answering phones, scheduling appointments, making callbacks rescheduling appointments. Patient check-in/check-out, insurance verifications, collecting co-pays and other front office duties, as assigned. Vitals, room patients, patient history. Requirements: Mini...
Large specialty practice offering extremely competitive compensation package seeks a stellar candidate to fill this position. Duties include: * Assist physician with exams * Triage calls * Post-surgical patient follow up * Coordinate back office activity * Coordinate surgeries/procedures with facilities/hospital/patient * Provide patient education and financial instructions to patients * M...
MA, Derm office. Sebring, Lake Wales, & Plant City Locations.Derm Exp Pref. Competitive salary & benef. Email ***** or fax resume to 863-314-8507....
Requisition Number13968 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleM-F 8:30-5:30, Rotating Saturdays CityPARK CITY StateUtah DepartmentUCC OPC 80T RSHC NURS- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requi...
Requisition Number13892 Reg/TempTemporary Employment TypePart-Time ShiftTemporary Work ScheduleAs Needed CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentHCH OPC 60C CLINIC 2C/BMT- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a cultu...
Requisition Number14225 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work Schedule8-5 CityCenterville StateUtah DepartmentUCC OPC 80C CVHC NURS- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaborati...
Job Description Assists practitioners with effective, efficient, and accurate triage of patient calls, diagnostic results, or other concerns. Assists practitioners with timely and accurate medication refills, diagnostic orders, paperwork completion and review. Performs timely phlebotomy services at providers’ request with accurate documentation of outcome. Assists with scheduling of visits to ...
Requisition Number14088 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleMon-Fri 8am-4:30p CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentHCH ANC 60R RADIATION ONCOLOGY- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission require...
Requisition Number12768 Reg/TempTemporary Employment TypePart-Time ShiftTemporary Work SchedulePRN, Monday-Friday CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH CST 32A MED & SPEC CLINIC- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission req...
Requisition Number14008 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work Schedule3 - 10hr. Shifts CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentHCH OPC 60C INFUSION CENTER- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a ...
Requisition Number14283 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleClinic hours CitySALT LAKE CITY StateUtah DepartmentUUH OPC 28A TRANSPLANT CLINIC- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a cu...
Requisition Number14209 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleMonday-Saturday 8a-9p, 30hrs a week CityOREM StateUtah DepartmentUCC OPC 80P PWHC NURS- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires...
Requisition Number13531 Reg/TempRegular Employment TypeFull-Time ShiftRegular Work ScheduleM-f CitySOUTH JORDAN StateUtah DepartmentUCC OPC 80S SJHC ENT- Overview: As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaborati...

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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1353 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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