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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Medical Assistant Exciting opportunity for a highly professional, dependable Medical Assistant in Jacksonville, FL to be part of a care management team. This position is a full time position with a Health Plan In-Home Program. The MA will be responsible for assisting a Nurse Practitioner with geriatric patients to be managed in their homes. The candidate will be working with clinical teams to coor...
Medical Assistant Exciting opportunity for a highly professional, dependable Medical Assistant in Corpus Christi, TX to be part of a care management team. This position is a full time position with a Health Plan In-Home Program. The MA will be responsible for assisting a Nurse Practitioner with geriatric patients to be managed in their homes. The candidate will be working with clinical teams to co...
Company Confidential Livonia, MI, 48152
Fulltime Medical Assistant for busy Dermatlogy practice Willing to learn front office and clinical duties. Prefer experience but will train candidate who has completed vocational schooling. Work 30-40 hrs per week. No weekends. EHR experience a plus. Salary negotiable....
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 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: 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...
Company Confidential Irving, TX, 75062
Job Description First Position Available: FRONT OFFICE / MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST /ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Second Position Available: MEDICAL ASSISTANT FLOATER (HELP DOCTOR WITH THERAPY AND FRONT OFFICE) Description AND Responsibilities: -MUST BE EXTREMELY OUTGOING, AND HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS!! -MUST BE ABLE TO DO 8 THINGS AT ONCE AND NOT GET FLUSTERED! -MUST BE ABLE TO THINK ON THEIR FE...
Company Confidential Annandale, VA, 22003
Certified Medical Assistant (Annandale, VA) CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (ANNANDALE) Very busy medical office seeks highly motivated, responsible, multi tasking, certified medical assistant. Responsibilities will include but not limited to: * Assisting 5 Different Doctors with GYN * Must be able to Properly Triage Patient Calls * Must be able to Process Labs for Lab Corp/Quest * Must be able to wor...
Medical Assistant NEEDED NOW! GET PAID NEXT WEEK! (Denver Co) Integrated Healthcare Staffing (IHS) is currently looking for Medical Assistant (MA) to join our growing team. If you are looking for full time employment M-F 8-5 This is your chance to receive consistent work, experience a different facility setting, and make some great money doing it! We are proud to offer ideal candidates: Highly com...
Job Description Requirements: 2years experience as a certified medical assistant or medical office assistant Experiencedand proficient with EMR WhatWe Look For: Ability to multitask and handle stress Willingness and capacity to help patients byproviding information, services, and assistance Bonus: experience with BMD, Practice Fusion, ThyroidUS, Biopsy’s (FNA’s), ability to work with and possibly...
Company Confidential Colorado Springs, CO, 80918
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 referring inquiries. * Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to t...
Company Confidential Corpus Christi, TX, 78414
Physician Office looking for Certified Medical Assistant. Duties include direct patient care, assisting physician/midlevel providers with procedures, phone triage, and referrals. Experience is not required. Will train. Full-time position. Benefits include holidays, vacation time, medical and dental insurances....
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...
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...
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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assista...
Job Description SUMMARY Under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or mid level provider, the Medical Assistant I is responsible for assisting physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses with evaluation, management, and treatment of patients during and between office visits and other tasks consistent with his / her training and skills. His / her primary roles are to...
Medical Assistant for the Front Desk Duties will be inclusive of the following answering phones, making appointments, checking out patients, checking in patients, Verification of Insurance, assisting the Medical assistants in the preparation of charts for upcoming appointments. Will be cross trained to assist the Medical Assistants and physicians when seeing patients and doing procedures in office...
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 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...
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...
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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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