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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Certified Medical Assistant Catalyst Professional Services, Inc is seeking a Certified Medical Assistant to work at the Naval Clinic in Panama City. This is a full time position. Monday through Friday day shift. Give back to those who serve our country! Competitive pay and benefits offered! CMA must have graduated from CAAHEP or ABHES accredited MA program. Formal Medical Services Training in US a...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Large fast-paced endoscopy center is seeking a FT highly-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join our GI Center in providing comprehensive patient care. Responsibilities will include phone triage and clinical duties. Medical terminology/office experience preferred and computer knowledge required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume, including salary req...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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...
Beaver Dam, 53916
Medical Assistant Fast-paced surgical clinic seeking experienced and dedicated full time medical assistant for dynamic position performing a multitude of tasks. Please mail cover letter and resume to: 705 S. University Ave, Ste 350. Attn Office Manager Beaver Dam, WI 53916 View newspaper ad madison.com 289530...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0285 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Otolaryngology Shift Day Hours Per Week 40 City Boston State MA Description As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for performing a full range of practice coordination, including medical administrative tasks such as preparing patient charts, scheduling appointments and resp...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic on an as needed basis. There are no set hours/schedule for this position. Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history. Performs lab tests when needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians w...
Company Confidential Denton, TX, 76201
MEDICAL ASSISTANT needed for an Internal Medicine office in Denton. Bilingual is a plus. Fax resume 940-384-7744...
Lincoln Physicians P.C is located in the lovely town of Lincoln, MA. We are seeking a hard working medical assistant to join our medical team. Job duties include phlebotomy, injections, immunizations, EKGs, phone triage, prescription refills, and hands on patient care. The ideal candidate must have completed a Medical Assistant Certificate program, with at least one year experience preferred. Must...
A busy primary care physician medical office is looking for experienced medical assistant / front desk receptionist. Receptionist Duties: * Keeps patient appointments on schedule by notifying provider of patient's arrival; reviewing service delivery compared to schedule; reminding provider of service delays. * Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. * R...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities · Assist the supervisor with their daily tasks. · Takes initiative to be actively involved in day to day team operations. · Makes suggestions for process improvements. · Assists the team in reaching team and company goals. · Works on special reports and/or projects. · Ensures all Work-In-Process charts are appropriately researched and prepares reports for Regi...
Job Description: Currently seeking a Basic Xray/BMO/Medical Assistant for one of our locations in the Palm Harbor area. Resume must reflect a minimum of 1 year experience as a BMO/Basic Xray/Medical Assistant and MUST possess a current Florida BMO/Basic Xray license. Job duties include vitals, rooming patients, assisting with procedures, testing/labs, triage, calling in prescriptions, and performi...
Job title: Medical Office Assistant-Wellness Specialist Company: DAG Management Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Job status: Full-time Summary: We are looking for a dependable, self-drivenperson with a passion for increasing the health of people and a desire to workin the sleep apnea industry. The Medical Office Assistant or “WellnessSpecialist” will be responsible to implement the DAG sleep medicine d...
Assists the ambulatory care setting physician or other professional healthcare provider with the administration of direct and indirect patient care. Performs basic medical assisting procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients. JOB DUTIES 1. Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with th...
Driver/Medical Assistant Full-time Scott City, KS Shared Medical Services is looking for a Class A CDL Driver to operate a dedicated route that is based in Scott City, KS SMS offers medical imaging services to local communities that otherwise would not have access to this state-of-the art equipment. The position available is Full-time and is not OTR. Also, we offer medical assistant training so yo...
Granger Medical Clinic has the following openings: Director of Marketing Division Manager Medical Assistant Receptionist Patient Account Rep For more information and to applygo to: http://www.grangermedical.com/home/employment/...
Company Confidential Friendswood, TX, 77546
EXCELLENT MEDICAL ASSISTANT/NURSING OPPORTUNITY Must be able to: 1) Draw blood and place IV 2) Give injections and vaccinations 3) Chart in computerized record Requirements: Hard working, Quick Learner and Motivated Setting: Clinic Hours: Shift work...
We pride ourselves on hiring the best—those who are admired—and who inspire those around them. From technical procedures such as drawing blood, to basic interactions like greeting patients, our institution looks to set the standard for compassionate patient and family-centered care. At Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, we are proud to have over 11,000 associates on our team. Their dedication to car...
LOOKING FOR A MEDICAL ASSISTANT (BEVERLY HILLS) Looking for a professional Medical Assistant to assist in a busy plastic surgeon office. Full time 9-5 pm. Prior experience ideal. Will determine salary based on experience. Spanish speaking preferred. Presentable and Professional. Responsibility Include: 1. Notes 2. Assist Doctor with minor procedures 3. Order Medical Supplies 4. Sterilize equipment...

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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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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