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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ABR in partnership with LHI is now recruiting for: Administrative Assistant- $11.30/hr Prior administrative experience preferred Medical Service Coordinator- $12.45/hr Minimum of 2 years customer service experience required Trainer - $15.00/hr Associates degree with a minimum of 2 years experience designing, developing and implementing professeional training required. Medical Assistants - MA backg...
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 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 Dayton, OH, 45402
MEDICAL ASSISTANT or OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT (1 Full-time and 1 Part-Time positions) Part-Time (2-3 days/week-no Saturdays) Full-Time 5 days/week in well-established busy, single office two-physician ophthalmology sub specialty private practice. Downtown Dayton near Sinclair Community College. Primary duties include visual acuities, patient work-ups with EMR, diagnostic testing, and physician assi...
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...
Description Cyfair Medical Partners 15003 FM 529 Ste A Houston, TX 77095 Full Time (Mon - Thu 7am -5pm) (Fri 8am - 12pm) 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 mess...
Description The Urology Institute: 4401 Coit Road, Suite 405 Frisco, TX 75035 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 with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Duties: Scheduling patie...
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. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Expected to cover the front desk as needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, ...
Description 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 appointments for various practices. Responsible for checking in all patients and veri...
Description Bilingual (Spanish) Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe Medical Partners 3090 North Goliad Street Rockwall, TX 75087 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 with minor medica...
Job Details: This position will be responsilble for a wide variety of clerical funcions, 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...
Description Provides caring and compassionate direct are 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 and health plan by taking vital signs, BP, patient history, medication listing, assessing visual acuity, and determ...
Description Spring Klein Medical Associates 23221 aldine Westfield 200 Spring, TX 77373 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 ...
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...
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...
Company Confidential Saint Clairsville, OH, 43950
*TOP JOB* MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ MEDICAL SECRETARY Need full time experienced Medical Assistant/ Medical Secretary. Competitive salary plus benefits. Experience with electronic medical records helpful. Send resume to: Box 1221 c/o Wheeling Newspapers 1500 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003 provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
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...
Company Confidential apple valley, CA, 92392
Healthcare Medical Assistant Medical Assistant needed for busy office. Fax resume to 760-242-2869....
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. Special Duties: Scheduling patient appointments in a busy family medicine practice Responsible for checking in all patients and verifying insurance coverage...
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: ...

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
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Education / Training

Certification
25.8%
Associates
21.6%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
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