Medical Assistant Jobs

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.

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Company Confidential Midland, 79701
Medical Assistant Confidential FT Midland, TX 79701 Medical Assistant needed for busy Urology office. Job duites include filing, preparing lab test, assisting physicians with patient exams & minor procedures, sterilization of equipment & other clinical duties. The successful candidate will have a high school degree, some computer knowledge & good communication skills. Experience in a clinical sett...
Description: Job Summary The Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assis...
Medical Assistant – Edina and Burnsville Area (Full-time) Seeking an experienced Medical Assistant for our surgical specialty practice. Work location typically our Edina (near Southdale hospital) and Burnsville clinic locations. Monday - Friday daytime hours typically between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Primary Duties: Exam room set up, and rooming of patients Assist physicians with pre/post op appointm...
Internal Medicine Associates (a division of Summit Medical Group) has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse/Certified Medical Assistant to join their practice. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (List does not include all duties assigned) Pulls and prepares patient's records, escorts patients to exam rooms, prepares patients for examinations and procedures according to physician pr...
Description: The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ HEALTH ASSISTANT PT & FT Positions. No Exp. Req'd. Will Train. Some exp. in Health, Wellness, Medical, Dental, Cosmetic, Exercise or Customer Service background preferred. Good person to person skills. Hardworking. Typing, Knowledge of Microsoft Word Important. Apply In Person at: Gastrointestinal Health Specialists 2631 Williamsburg Ave Suite 301 Genev...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0155 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Retina 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 t...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (ASSISTANT) Professional Performance Development Group is currently accepting resumes for Certified Medical Technicians (Assistants) interested in providing services at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. The Ideal Certified Medical Technician (Assistant) Candidate will: Prepare and position patients for examinations and treatments. Perform portions of medical treatment, diag...
Driver/Medical Assistant Full-time Denton, TX base Apply: Duties: -Relocate trailer to medical facilities along dedicated route -Patient care including screening & positioning Benefits: -40 hour weekly guarantee -Full benefits (1st of month after 30 days) -Paid hourly (driving & on-duty, not driving) -Vacation -Paid lodging/per diem -Longevity bonus Equipment: -53' van-spread axl...
Company Confidential Traverse City, 49686
Medical Office Certified Medical Assistant Busy medical office with new physicians, FT and PT clinical. Benefits. Eclinical exp. preferred. To join our great email resume to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) is hiring Full-time MA/RA's (Medical Assistant/ Registration Assistant's) at multiple locations. Foreign language skills not required, but Spanish or Chinese language proficiency is a plus. We require Medical Assistant certification (CMA or RMA) and High School Diploma or GED with one year of Medical Assistant training in primary care. Associate’s De...
Southern California Gastroenterology Associates, the largest gastroenterology physician group in Southern California with offices in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys has immediate openings for Medical Assistants in the San Fernando Valley. If you have experience in back office procedures, check out and procedure scheduling, procedure precertifications/authorization and enjoy patient intera...
Company Confidential Joplin, 64801
MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT needed in busy Internal Medicine office. Duties include reception, medical records release, scheduling referrals, answering phones, patient assessments, lab draws, ekgs, pfts. Average 25 hours per week, more as needed. Experience Preferred. Send resume to PO Box 1929, Joplin, MO 64802 This job listing brought to you by The Joplin Globe...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34471
MEDICAL SECRETARY / ASSISTANT NEEDED in local physician office in Lady Lake and Ocala Please fax resume to 352-629-7924....
Downtown Tampa Law Firm has an opening for a legal secretary / legal assistant working in medical malpractice insurance defense supporting attorneys in this vital role. Firm prefers candidate with past experience working in medical malpractice. Duties include: Assisting attorney prepare pleadings and correspondence Filing the pleadings via Eportal Scheduling meetings, hearings, depositions, mediat...
Position Summary: The Medical Assistant role is a full-time clinical position which is designed to provide direct patient care working at the direction of the licensed clinical staff. This position requires knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, clinical aptitude performing support functions including but not limited to acquiring vital signs, performing routine laboratory point of car...
BILINGUAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION Busy OB/GYN office looking for a Bilingual (Spanish/English) Medical Assistant that is a team player. Monday-Friday 8am to 5:00pm. PTO, 401k, Health insurance after 90 day probation period. Start date as soon as possible. Hourly pay depends on experience. Position Goal To provide care, under supervision of the physician, of patients ranging from ado...
Job Description: We are currently looking for an Administrative Medical Assistant for a fast growing health care company in the Los Angeles area. The Medical Assistant will be responsible for general office duties. Looking for a candidate with at least 1 year of experience in the Medical industry. Candidate will act as a Liaison between various facilities and departments. We are looking for a cand...
About WakeMed WakeMed Health & Hospitals , located in Raleigh, North Carolina is an 870+ bed private, not-for-profit network of medical centers, ambulatory care centers and outpatient facilities, representing the largest health system in greater Raleigh, North Carolina. Our system includes over 7,600 nurses, technologists, medical support staff, and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians who repres...
Medical Assistant Instructor (Part-Time) Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students? Are you looking for a role where the demands are high, but so is the job satisfaction? Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and accountability from the day you begin a new job? If you answered “yes” to the above, then Anthem Education Group is t...
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