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 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 ...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM - 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...
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...
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. ...
Unit: Medical Assistant Local Contract 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...
Medical Assistant 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 Registered Nurse with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experie...
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...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM - 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...
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...
Adventist Health System Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
JOB SUMMARY: The Certified Medical Assistant works under the supervision of the physician and in cooperation with other office staff in providing safe and competent patient care . Performs patient assessments, initiates diagnostic tests and communicates effectively with the physician or nurse manager. Maintains compliance with established standards and protocols of the practice and Florida Hospit...
Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana, IL, 61801
**$500 sign on bonus for External Applicants Only** *Will Also Accept Medical Assistant Applicants* SUMMARY: Perform a variety of routine direct patient care duties to assist medical and nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients. Maintains department patient care supplies, ensures timely flow of patients assisting physicians and nurses to provide optimal care to patients and famil...
WorkPlace Staffing Services Akron, OH
Apply Now ? Apply to this Job Send me a message:I'm interested in your Job #1747691: Traveling Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Liscence Practical Nurse job in Akron, OH. Please contact me about the position. Name: Email: Phone: Attach your resume Get Job alerts for jobs like this Become a Bullhorn Reach member and receive employment updates By providing us with your infor...
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...
Fast Paced Gastroenterology Practice looking for a self motivated LPN or Medical Assistant. Applicant must have ability to multi-task, enjoy being part of a team that holds patient care as our priority, computer electronic medical records experience a plus. We offer a generous retirement and vacation package....
American Medical Personnel Services Canton, OH
CMA/MA needed for busy primary care practice. This is a 3 to 4 day a week position. Must have at least 1 year medical office experience. Duties include: rooming patients, performing blood draws, office tests and procedures, EKG's, and giving vaccines/injections.. If you have front office experience and previous EHR experience, that is a plus! Must have a good attitude and be a team player. Immedi...
Certified Medical Assistants Registered Medical Assistants CMAs and RMAs with 1+ year of CMA or RMA work experience. Busy medical practices in Lexington, surrounding towns, and Louisville now hiring CMAs and RMAs with at least one year of on-the-job CMA or RMA work experience after passing CMA or RMA exam. Positions now available in Lexington, Richmond, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Louisville, L...
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...
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...
UT Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX, 77020
UTHealth "Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins"... Functions as a member of the clinical team performing a supportive role in the delivery of patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Medical Assistant - Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction. - Effectively p...
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Warsaw, MO, 65355
Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse Must have a positive attitude, be a teamplayer and able to multitask in high stress situations. Responsibilities include vitals, injections on patients of all ages, obtaining and updating patient information. Assisting the provider and patients as needed....

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
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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%
(754 Respondents)
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