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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Seeking full time CMA or RMA for busy multi-specialty practice. Qualified candidates must have great depth of computer knowledge, strong leadership skills, and excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include taking vital signs, drawing blood, processing specimens, assisting doctors with patients, and telephone work. Experience with an Electronic medical records program a plus. Spanish, Ch...
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. ...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
Immediate opening for full time certified medical assistant for fast paced multi-physician office. Candidate should possess excellent skills including the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other health care providers. Qualified candidates should be self motivated and highly organized. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the t...
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...
Judge Healthcare is currently hiring a Certified Medical Assistant for an outstanding opportunity with a great Healthcare Company in Syracuse, NY! We are hiring Certified Medical Assistants for this position. Specifically we are looking for Medical Assistants with a background in utilization review. Job Description: Assisting RNs with utilization review. Answering phones in a phone queue. Adm...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking Certified Medical Assistant's for an excellent travel opportunity. Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) are needed to travel to counties in the Tampa Bay area (Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk) for an excellent Medical Assistant opportunity conducting screenings over the phone and in clinics throughout this area. Duties i...
Judge Healthcare is seeking a Pediatric Medical Assistant, bilingual in Spanish for one of our best clients in the Orange, CA area !! The qualifications include: Must be a certified Medical Assistant 2 years of experience working in a clinical or medical office Basic Life Support (BLS) certification MUST BE bilingual in English and Spanish Prior experience working with Pediatrics is strongly...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) for an excellent client of ours located in Clearwater, FL!!! Duties include: Back office work would be the primary responsibility Checking vitals, labs (urine, blood) Rooming patients, and maintaining steady office flow Chart Review - Identifying any quality issues on patients charts ...
Description North Houston Specialty Physicians 17070 Red Oak Drive, Ste 403 Houston, Texas 77090 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the fr...
Description OB/GYN Center of NW Houston 10920 Fry Road, Ste 100 Cypress, TX 77433 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk as nee...
Description The Pain Center of North Texas Full Time Position 6700 Virgina Pkwy McKinney, TX Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Duties: Scheduling patient a...
Description Cy-Fair Medical Partners-Grant Village 12101 Grant Road, Ste G Cypress, Texas 77429 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the fro...
Description Elite Family Health & Wellness 1200 Binz Street, Ste 900 Houston, Texas 77004 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front des...
Description Medical Assistant - MA - Full Time Days - LaHabra Urgent Care Here we grow again! Tenet Outpatient Services Division (OSD) is opening a new MedPost Urgent Care center in LaHabra , CA September 2014! Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other approp...
Description Medical Assistant Referral Coordinator Location: Lake Pointe Medical Partners of Sachse 5250 State Highway 78, Suite 850 Sachse, TX 75048 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses ...
Description Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Triage incoming calls, review all phone messages and return calls in a timely manner and or give messages to another individual responsible for calls Handlin...
Description Family Practice 8111 Cypresswood DR 103 Spring, TX 77379 Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk as needed. Prepare...

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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1353 Respondents)
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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)
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