Medical Assistant Jobs
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Medical Assistant Job Overview
Medical assistant jobs involve performing a variety of clinical support and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.
On any given day, the duties of a medical assistant may range from scheduling appointments and communicating with insurers to taking patients' vital signs and assisting in minor surgery. Some medical assistants develop specialized skills working in the offices of ophthalmologists, podiatrists or other specialist physicians. Many more use a broad array of skills working for a family physician or internist.
Medical assistants may sometimes help prepare patients for treatments by relaying instructions and advice from doctors. Setting up and maintaining medical equipment, as well as inventorying and ordering supplies are also common responsibilities in medical assistant work.
Medical Assistant Education
Requirements vary by state and practice. Most medical assistants have a high school diploma; many are certified by a national body. A candidate with the Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant designation will have a distinct advantage when looking for medical assistant employment. Formal medical assistant training programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools.
Small physicians’ offices are the most likely to hire medical assistants with the least formal education. Major hospitals and medical centers, by contrast, typically require medical assistants to have a higher level of training and certification.
Medical Assistant Job Market
There were more than 527,000 medical assistants in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistant job opportunities are projected to grow by nearly 163,000 between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average occupation.
Medical Assistant Salaries
The median medical assistant salary in May 2011 was $29,100, according to BLS. The middle half earned between $24,670 and $35,080; the 90th percentile earned $40,810.
Company Confidential Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Seeking full time Medical Assistant for Cardiology/Internal Medicine practice in Beverly Hills. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. Competitive pay and benefits package offered. Duties include, but are not limited to: Obtaining medical information and measuring vital signs, weight, and height; Record medical history; prepare and administer medications as directed by physician; Blood drawin...
Company Confidential Cordova, TN, 38018
Certified Medical Assistant needed for a busy Neurology practice. This person will providing clinical assistance in the offices and clinics. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; confirming purpose of visit or treatment. Also will be responsible for inputting into EMR. * Supports patient care by helping healt...
This leader in Arizona healthcare has been providing award winning care to the Phoenix area for over 20 years! They have a progressive and stable work environment, are an established healthcare leader and offer ongoing training with true career growth potential for their employees. Description Our client has immediate needs for talented Front Office Medical Assistants! A successful Medical Assista...
Skin Wellness Center, a premier dermatologic and cosmetic practice is expanding. We are seeking an experienced Dermatology Medical Assistant responsible for assisting the Physician with examinations and surgical procedures, and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Excellent pay and benefits, 401K, pension plan, bonus potential, dental and medical insurance, vacation, holidays and sick leave. State of...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: *For rural health center *Full-time/Part-time *Minimum one (1) year experience and certification preferred *Family Practice and EMR experience a plus *Greet and register patients, answer phones, and schedule appointments *Records patient histories and updates patient charts *Preps exam rooms and conducts patient work-ups *Must be a Team Player *Opportunity t...
Full time position for experienced clinical medical assistant in Bowling Green OH. 3 years medical office experience required along with a degree/diploma in Medical Assistant. Please send experience and qualifications to Carol Randall, Office Manager, Dillon Dermatology at 1037 Conneaut #201, Bowling Green OH 43402. No telephone or walk in applications accepted....
MISSION: The mission of the Long Island FQHC, INC. is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care and to improve the health status of the community, especially for the underserved and vulnerable in a financially responsible manner. JOB TITLE: Medical Assistant REPORTS TO: Nurse Manager The following statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies...
We have currently have full time, part time, and temporary Medical Assistant opportunities throughout Kitsap County! JOB TITLE: Medical Assistant REPORTS TO: Clinic Manager FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt JOB OVERVIEW: Responsible for patient care under the direction of a physician or licensed health care provider. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1. Room patients, obtain vitals, patien...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/LPN: Busy Gastroenterology Practice located on St. Joseph Hospital Campus has an immediate opening for a MA. Requirements: Two years experience with patient care, strong communication skills, excellent sense of humor as well as a professional demeanor a must. Benefits: Good salary compensation, Insurance, PTO, IRA and a pleasant work environment....
Medical Assistant Dermatology (Colorado Springs, CO - Briargate Area) Medical Assistant/LPN/RN - For busy Dermatology Office. 32-36 hours per week. Medical experience a must. Letter and Resume via reply email, or fax to 719-590-1858, or drop off resume at: 1665 Briargate Blvd., Suite 200, COS, 80920...
Top of Form Medical Assistant Figure Weight Loss Details Location: KY- Edgewood Job Type: Health Care Base Pay: Competitive Required Education: High School Bonus: Potential Required Experience: 3 year(s) Other: Required Travel: None Employee Type: Part-Time Industry Healthcare - Health Services Description Busy weight loss practice is seeking Medical Assistants with at least 3 years of experience...
Greater Atlanta Area Medical & Dental Staffing By Mary Kay Since 1983. LPN needed for Vinings area Specialty Practice. Available now. Great office setting, location, salary, and benefits. Office Manager needed for NE Georgia Dental Office. Strong HR, insurance, and accounts payable skills required. Dental office experience preferred. Available Now. Great office setting & Location. Dental Front Des...
Description: Position Description: Positions in this function assist in the care of the patient by following through on Provider orders for treatments. Individuals may be responsible for taking the patients vital signs, conducting blood draws or take x-rays as certified. Individuals in this function typically have certification or are working towards their certification as a Medical Assistant or M...
Description: Position Description: You will have a variety of patient care activities throughout the day, such as administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy as well as assisting physicians and nursing personnel with various other procedures as needed. You will be joining a team of 2 MA and a total staff of about 14. There are 3 medical providers one MD and 2 PA,s. Due to the high level of patient...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic. 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 with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers pres...
Description Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants, or Registered Medical Assistant by the American Medical Technologist or Licensed Practical Nurse REQUIRED (If part of an acquisition, required within one year of employment) Current BLS/CPR Certification REQUIRED Two years experience in physicians practice or other clinical setting preferred. Computer L...
Company Confidential EXTON, PA, 19341
Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Bilingual MA needed Full Time for busy surgical practice in Exton. Email firstname.lastname@example.org =...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT St. Vincent's HealthCare Medical Assistant- Sunbeam HS/GED, graduate of MA program, current BLS; along with exper is required. BMO is strongly preferred. To apply online, please visit our website at www.jaxhealth.com. Job Opening ID # 11568 or please fax your resume to Fax: (904) 400-6102 Text JAX14983754...
Single specialty medical group practice seeking ONLY EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL CANDIDATES who have a Medical Assistant/Secretary experience in a physician's office, a stable work history, and strong computer/phone skills. Candidate must be flexible, a team player and be able to provide at least 3 professional references. Excellent benefits and work environment. Please fax Resume with cover letter...
Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) “Healthcare that makes a difference.” Founded in 1970 and Joint Commission accredited in medical and behavioral health since 1999, GPHA serves more than 86,000 providing quality comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral healthcare. Due to our success, we are currently seeking Full-time MA/RA's (Medical Assistant/ Registration Assistant's) at multi...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance; performs administrative and clerical duties under the direction of a physician.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Clinical Lab Testing
Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
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