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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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 appropria...
Description Position Summary: 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 appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. Clinical duties consistent within scope of practice, performing X-Rays and following all relevant policies and p...
About the Opportunity One of our clients, a healthcare facility in New York City, is now seeking a Medical Assistant. This is a rewarding opportunity for a professional with 1-2 years of related experience and great interpersonal and communication skills. Company Description Healthcare Facility Job Description The Medical Assistant: Prepares patient for medical examination and/or interview Records...
Our client has a need for a temporary Medical Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ. The selected candidate must have experience handling confidential patient information as well as insurance verification. This role requires recent experience in a similar role as well as the ability to work full-time hours. Our client is looking for a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a profess...
Medical Administrative Assistant Job in Chicago, IL We have partnered with a large Medical Office in Chicago that is seeking a fill an Executive Administrative Assistant role! This is a great opportunity to support Senior Level Staff in a growing Healthcare organization! Job Responsibilities: Will be supporting the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director and other Department Managers. Will be...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Administrative Assistants for a contract – to – hire position in the St. Louis, MO area. This is a great opportunity for Medical Administrative Assistants to embark on great career opportunities with some of the top healthcare companies in St. Louis, MO. Responsibilities for the Medical Administrative Assistant Job are: • Experience su...
Job Summary Responsible for professional nursing care according to individual needs of the patient population within the rules and Regulations of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. Manages the operation of the office on a daily basis. Functions as an integral part of the patient care team to coordinate patient care by interacting with care team members, all Clinic departments, hospitals, nursing hom...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT: General medical office assistance; assists students with the self-administration of medications; schedules medical appointments & takes students to appointments; parent communication involving appointment permissions & appointment results. Qualifications: High School Diploma; pluses are an Associate Degree in Psychology. Experience working with adolescents & in a medical...
Company Confidential Southgate, MI, 48195
MEDICAL ASSISTANT x-ray exp. for urgent care. Full/part-time. AM/PM. EXP. ONLY Email resume to: ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT For family practice. FT/PT, exp. pref. Fax resume to 614-251-4061 or mail to Ohio Health Center, 1000 E. Broad St. Cols, OH 43205 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Buffalo Medical Group, a premier multi-specialty group, is looking for a full-time Medical Assistant for Family Medicine office, Williamsville location. Monday thru Friday, centralized practice. EMR experience and strong clinical skills required. No nights, weekends or major holidays!!! EOE Email resumes to: *****...
Responsibilities include: Provide instruction to Medical Assistant classes. Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the department...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Description: Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquarter...
Description: Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquarter...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Per diem - Urgent Care Delmar Certified Medical Assistant needed for our busy Urgent Care in Delmar. Clinical duties include direct patient care activities and assisting physicians in direct patient care functions and procedures. Limited non-clinical duties to include answering phones and entering patient demographic information. Extensive patient contact, requiring exc...
Responsibilities include: Provide instruction to Medical Assistant classes. Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the department...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (2) Jupiter & Stuart area. Looking for highly motivated MA with 5 yrs exp. Employee will have patient care responsibilities in an office setting. position includes assisting in office procedures, blood draws, x-rays, vitals, booking surgery, DME supplies, & EMR. Email resume & cover letter to: *****...
BioTek Labs is a national laboratory firm that specializes in Immunology Therapy with a unique and proprietary method of testing and treating allergies and food sensitivities. We aim to take a blend of allergist strength and personal attention and blend that with a fast turnaround time and easy convenience. Our tests are customized to each locale, and our immunotherapy are handcrafted in-house and...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0287 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Schepens 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 responding...

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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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