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Medical Assistant Job Overview
Medical assistant jobs involve performing a variety of clinical support and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.
On any given day, the duties of a medical assistant may range from scheduling appointments and communicating with insurers to taking patients' vital signs and assisting in minor surgery. Some medical assistants develop specialized skills working in the offices of ophthalmologists, podiatrists or other specialist physicians. Many more use a broad array of skills working for a family physician or internist.
Medical assistants may sometimes help prepare patients for treatments by relaying instructions and advice from doctors. Setting up and maintaining medical equipment, as well as inventorying and ordering supplies are also common responsibilities in medical assistant work.
Medical Assistant Education
Requirements vary by state and practice. Most medical assistants have a high school diploma; many are certified by a national body. A candidate with the Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant designation will have a distinct advantage when looking for medical assistant employment. Formal medical assistant training programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools.
Small physicians’ offices are the most likely to hire medical assistants with the least formal education. Major hospitals and medical centers, by contrast, typically require medical assistants to have a higher level of training and certification.
Medical Assistant Job Market
There were more than 527,000 medical assistants in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistant job opportunities are projected to grow by nearly 163,000 between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average occupation.
Medical Assistant Salaries
The median medical assistant salary in May 2011 was $29,100, according to BLS. The middle half earned between $24,670 and $35,080; the 90th percentile earned $40,810.
Company Confidential Plano, TX, 75075
Medical Assistant - OB/GYN Office IMMEDIATE OPENING! OB/GYN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: APPLICANT MUST have minimum 2 years recent working experience in OB/GYN office as a medical assistant. Proficient EMR Experience & Skills - (Allscripts Professional Preferred) * If you are looking for an excellent opportunity, meet the requirements listed, please email your resume, salary requirements, along with refe...
- MUST have at least 2 years or more of Certified Medical Assistant experience in a Physician's Office. Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing clinical and business office assistance in the offices and clinics of health care providers, such as, physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or refer...
Health is our business Make it yours. At Kaiser Permanente, we realize that it takes more than expert medical care to be one of the nation’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. It takes advanced technologies, state-of-art facilities, and the people to support them. We currently have several nursing management positions at our Walnut Creek Medical Center in Northern Calif...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75231
Certified Medical Assistant needed immediately for a private fertility practice in Dallas, TX located near Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas. The candidate must possess excellent phlebotomy skills and be capable of careful attention to detail. This is a full-time position, Monday thru Friday, and one weekend per month of 3-4 hours/day, with excellent benefits. Please send resume by email to lola.ca...
Company Confidential Merrillville, IN, 46410
LPN or Experienced Certified Medical Assistant Needed Full time LPN or experienced certified medical assistant needed for our busy Merrillville and Munster Medical Offices. The right candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a willingness to work in a team environment. Duties will include patient triage, precertification, surgical scheduling, FMLA and disability pap...
We currently have an opening for a Per Diem/Relief Medical Assistant to work at our on-site health care clinic located in Round Rock, TX. The Medical Assistant will work on an as needed basis in a clinic setting Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. SCOPE: Under direct supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a provider or RN...
The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for providing basic clinical care commensurate with his or her medical education to patients. Duties include performing initial clinical evaluations as well as directed procedures for urgent care, occupational health and workers’ compensation procedures. The MA prepares patients for continued medical evaluation by physicians, physician assistants and advan...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $14.00 Job Description: I am looking for Medical Assistants that are experienced in EMR; Spanish bi-lingual preferred-one for the front and one for the back. Front Office- answer heavy phones, scheduling, check-in/out; rotate to back office if needed. Back Office ? will be assigned to one of our busiest physicians; must be energetic and have ability to keep physician...
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...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $13.00 Job Description: CMA/RMA - IMMEDIATE NEED This Position is for an EXPERIENCED Certified (AAMA) or Registered (AMT) Medical Assistant, Featuring: ? No Weekends ? Benefits ? Weekly Pay UP TO $27K Rewarding position as Certified or Registered Medical Assistant for dynamic & growing organization in the Central Orlando area. This Private Practice offers no weekends,...
Job_Other_Compensation: Up to $13.00 Job Description: CMA/RMA - IMMEDIATE NEED This Position is for an EXPERIENCED Certified (AAMA) or Registered (AMT) Medical Assistant, Featuring: ? No Weekends ? Benefits ? Weekly Pay UP TO $27K Rewarding position as Certified or Registered Medical Assistant for dynamic & growing organization in the West Apopka, North Lake County area. This Private Practice offe...
Medical Billing Specialist Our busy office is expanding our team! We are adding new medical positions and are seeking the right people to join. The person hired for this position will be working in our healthcare office with patients and staff, so positive mental attitude a must! The position is full time and we offer benefits. We are hiring the following position: Medical Billing Assistant Top pr...
We currently have an opening for a per diem Medical Assistant to work at our on-site health care clinic located in Minneapolis, MN, The Medical Assistant will work as needed during clinic hours Monday-Friday with no guaranteed hours. SCOPE: Under direct supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a provider or RN at health cli...
Under direct supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a provider or RN at health clinic on-site at the request of an employer client of CHS. Obtains basic complaint information from patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records information on patients' charts...
Full Job Description: We have partnered with a premier internet search company and currently have an opening for a Full-Time Medical Assistant to work at our on-site health care clinic located on their campus in Seattle/Kirkland, WA. The Medical Assistant will work in a clinic setting Mon & Wed in Seattle, Tuesday in Kirkland, and Thursday 8AM-1PM Kirkland, 2PM-5PM Seattle. SCOPE: Under direct sup...
The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting our healthcare providers and Practice Manager in the efficient care of the patient. Must have strong front office skills. Essential Job Functions · Demonstrates applicable knowledge of policies and procedures related to the Medical Assistant and ability to perform technical skills related to the position. · Responsible for providing support by tak...
Job Description True Results is the leading network of physicians, healthcare professionals, surgical centers, support resources and aftercare specialists dedicated to the care and needs of the Lap Band patient. Having performed more than 20,000 Lap Band procedures and offering a world-renowned aftercare program, True Results has helped more people with the Lap Band than any other Lap Band provide...
True Results is the leading network of physicians, healthcare professionals, surgical centers, support resources and aftercare specialists dedicated to the care and needs of the Lap Band patient. Having performed more than 20,000 Lap Band procedures and offering a world-renowned aftercare program, True Results has helped more people with the Lap Band than any other Lap Band provider in the U.S. Wi...
Medical Assistant for back office position in busy pediatric office. Pediatric experience helpful, but not necessary. Will consider recent graduates with positive attitudes. Certification a plus but not required. Monday- Friday with occasional Saturdays. No evenings or Sundays. Must have positive attitude and be comfortable working with children of all ages. Must be flexible and always willing to...
Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota for more than three decades, partnered with Insight Imaging in 2012 to create one of the nation’s largest radiology providers for fixed site and mobile diagnostic imaging and interventional services. Together we have 116 retail imaging centers, 128 mobile units and operate in more than thirty states. Our organization will...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance; performs administrative and clerical duties under the direction of a physician.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Clinical Lab Testing
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders and questions about surgery.
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