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 * Medical Manager * Dental Assistant * Front Desk * Volunteer FoundCare, Inc., a nonprofit community health center seeks the following professionals: Practice Administrator/Manager Medical Assistants (Pediatric/Adult) Dental Front Desk Manager Dental Assistants (exp w/exp func) Patient Access Rep Volunteers For more information go to
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. ...
Medical Assistant Opportunity for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) A busy Family Practice in Manhattan is looking for full time medical assistants/administrative assistants. There are 3 physicians and we are growing rapidly. Why should you work with us? Our unique office setting and atmosphere are a perfect transition for FMGs. "I did well on the tests, but don't have experience in the US medi...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
Our office is currently hiring both a Medical Assistant as well as a Medical Secretary. Please read below to review out requirements and duties. Medical Assistant 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 o...
Job Details: This position will be responsible for a wide variety of clerical functions, reception, registration, verification of insurance, collection of co-pays, scheduling appointments and follow up, customer service, and answering and screening telephone calls. Will be interacting with all patients, physicians, referring physicians, and visitors to the medical office, as well as throughout Me...
28 HOURS PER WEEK Specific duties will include (but will not be limited to) the following: Providing telephone coverage, typing, filing, ordering supplies, copying/faxing, maintaining appointment calendar(s), arranging travel/conferences/meetings, and preparing purchase requisitions and check requests. Serving as receptionist: coordinating visitor appointments; greeting and escorting visitors; ...
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 Secretary (F/T) & Certified Medical Assistant (P/T) Exp. pref'd. Fax resume: 215-257-1740 Stoneridge Obstetrics & Gynecology...
Description: Optum Medical Partners is an internal medicine group of physicians with two clinical locations offering patients throughout Southern Nevada compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. The Medical Assistant will provide back office support to Optum Medical Partners, Internal Medicine Clinic. Primary Responsibilities: ...
Great Opportunity In the Indiana, PA area. We are looking for a part-time medical records /medical office assistant to start as soon as possible. Great hours (starting at 20 hours / week). Great starting wage - $11.00 / hour with an opportunity to go full-time. No evening hours. Duties will consist of: Providing outstanding customer service Filing inpatient and outpatient records Faxing orders ove...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02120
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Medical Interpreter reports directly to the Manager of Clinical Operations and supports all clinical staff. The Medical Interpreter is responsible for providing accurate interpretation for patients, family, and staff during visits to the Center. The Medical Interpreter will schedule appointments as needed and maintain confidentiality of patient’s personal and medical info...
Create a Better Life! Train to be a Medical Assistant or Medical Office Specialist Nevada Career Institute 3231 N. Decatur, LV, NV 89130 800-639-3776...
Delta Medical is currently seeking a highly organized self-motivated Medical Insurance/Switchboard Scheduler and a Medical Assistant for a busy Internal Medicine practice. Medical Insurance/Switchboard Scheduler is responsible for answering a multi-line phone, filling the schedule, verifying patient’s insurance benefits for every visit and performing administrative task as assigned. Position requ...
Seeking an talented and hardworking individual for a dermatology office with locations in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC. Ideal candidate would have one (1) year of hands-on experience working within a dermatology office or similar medical practice. Duties: Patient reception, telephones, scheduling, other front office duties as needed, patient triage, assisting physician with office procedur...
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS All shifts, Part or Full-Time MEDICAL ASSISTANT LPN & MED TECH Full-Time PMS Apply Today! TOUCH OF HOME / CLOSE TO HOME 1211 Mark Ave. Tomah WI 54660...
Description: Responsible for performing clerical and reception duties, as well as the primary functions of a Medical Assistant. Works to facilitate processes with other departments, personnel, and insurance companies to coordinate patient care. Answers phones, schedules patient appointments, handles pre-certifications and referrals. Maintains a pleasant, efficient, and well-organized working envi...
Description: Optum Medical Partners is an internal medicine group of physicians with two clinical locations offering patients throughout Southern Nevada compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. The Medical Assistant will provide support to a designated provider to assist in back office medical assistant duties. This position wil...
Immediate need for a medical receptionist/medical assistant for busy Troy dermatology practice. - Candidates must have computer experience - Excellent communication and people skills in person and over the phone - Experience with Medical software - Ability to multi-task - Flexibility with job responsibilities - Job will require 25-30 hours per week with possibility of increased hours...
Company Confidential Roseville, MI, 48066
MEDICAL Asst & MeDICAL Biller PT for Podiatry office Exp a must. Fax resume Office Mgr. 586-772-6540...

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