Medical Assistant Jobs


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.
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Description: 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 Medical Assistant...
Busy ophthalmology practice in search of bilingual (English/Spanish) medical assistant. Must be bilingual and willing to learn ophthalmology specific diagnostic testing. Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examin...
Porlink is currently qualifying Medical Assistants for several settings such as Dermatology, Family Medicine, Endocrinology, Pain Management, ENT, Internal Medicine and Primary Care. Pay based on experience ranges from $12-$17 Please attach your most updated resume and 2 supervisor/ 2 coworker references Graduation from accredited Medical Assistant program with a valid MA school certificate or Reg...
Company Confidential Midland, 79701
Medical Assistant Confidential FT Midland, TX 79701 Medical Assistant needed for busy Urology office. Job duites include filing, preparing lab test, assisting physicians with patient exams & minor procedures, sterilization of equipment & other clinical duties. The successful candidate will have a high school degree, some computer knowledge & good communication skills. Experience in a clinical sett...
Description: Job Summary The 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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assis...
Medical Assistant – Edina and Burnsville Area (Full-time) Seeking an experienced Medical Assistant for our surgical specialty practice. Work location typically our Edina (near Southdale hospital) and Burnsville clinic locations. Monday - Friday daytime hours typically between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Primary Duties: Exam room set up, and rooming of patients Assist physicians with pre/post op appointm...
Internal Medicine Associates (a division of Summit Medical Group) has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse/Certified Medical Assistant to join their practice. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (List does not include all duties assigned) Pulls and prepares patient's records, escorts patients to exam rooms, prepares patients for examinations and procedures according to physician pr...
Description: 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 Medical Assistant...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ HEALTH ASSISTANT PT & FT Positions. No Exp. Req'd. Will Train. Some exp. in Health, Wellness, Medical, Dental, Cosmetic, Exercise or Customer Service background preferred. Good person to person skills. Hardworking. Typing, Knowledge of Microsoft Word Important. Apply In Person at: Gastrointestinal Health Specialists 2631 Williamsburg Ave Suite 301 Genev...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0155 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Retina 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 responding t...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (ASSISTANT) Professional Performance Development Group is currently accepting resumes for Certified Medical Technicians (Assistants) interested in providing services at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. The Ideal Certified Medical Technician (Assistant) Candidate will: Prepare and position patients for examinations and treatments. Perform portions of medical treatment, diag...
Driver/Medical Assistant Full-time Denton, TX base Apply: www.sharedmed.com Duties: -Relocate trailer to medical facilities along dedicated route -Patient care including screening & positioning Benefits: -40 hour weekly guarantee -Full benefits (1st of month after 30 days) -Paid hourly (driving & on-duty, not driving) -Vacation -Paid lodging/per diem -Longevity bonus Equipment: -53' van-spread axl...
Company Confidential Traverse City, 49686
Medical Office Certified Medical Assistant Busy medical office with new physicians, FT and PT clinical. Benefits. Eclinical exp. preferred. To join our great email resume to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) is hiring Full-time MA/RA's (Medical Assistant/ Registration Assistant's) at multiple locations. Foreign language skills not required, but Spanish or Chinese language proficiency is a plus. We require Medical Assistant certification (CMA or RMA) and High School Diploma or GED with one year of Medical Assistant training in primary care. Associate’s De...
Southern California Gastroenterology Associates, the largest gastroenterology physician group in Southern California with offices in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys has immediate openings for Medical Assistants in the San Fernando Valley. If you have experience in back office procedures, check out and procedure scheduling, procedure precertifications/authorization and enjoy patient intera...
Company Confidential Joplin, 64801
MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT needed in busy Internal Medicine office. Duties include reception, medical records release, scheduling referrals, answering phones, patient assessments, lab draws, ekgs, pfts. Average 25 hours per week, more as needed. Experience Preferred. Send resume to PO Box 1929, Joplin, MO 64802 This job listing brought to you by The Joplin Globe...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34471
MEDICAL SECRETARY / ASSISTANT NEEDED in local physician office in Lady Lake and Ocala Please fax resume to 352-629-7924....
Company Confidential Youngstown, OH, 44512
*TOP JOB* MEDICAL ASSISTANT Needed part-time for busy physicians practice. Send resume to: HR 8175 Market St. Youngstown, OH 44512 provided by The East Liverpool Review...
*TOP JOB* Clinic LPN or Medical Assistant Our Escanaba Family Medical Center is currently seeking a LPN or Medical Assistant. This is casual part-time position working hours as needed. Qualified candidates will possess a valid MI LPN license or have successfully completed an accredited Medical Assistant program. Previous clinic experience preferred. If interested, apply online: www.bellin.org EOE...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT FT. Certified. For busy OB/GYN office. Compassionate, self-motivated, team player. EMR knowledge a plus. 40 hours/week, 8am-5pm. Benefit package. Fax resume to: Human Resources @ 860-447-2935 Posted in The Day...
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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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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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