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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medical assistant w/exp. and front office skills for Solo Birmingham Family Practice. Fax resume 248-646-4737 or Call 248-646-1775...
Part-Time Podiatry MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Some computer skills needed. Accepting applications at Dr. Kaplan 15830 Fort St. #8, Southgate....
Company Confidential Danville, VA, 24541
Private medical practice seeking LPN/Certified Medical Assistant. Please send resume and references to ***** and include reference number 3301378. As Posted in the Danville Register & Bee...
Licensed Practical Nurse/Medical Assistant We are a fast-paced OB/GYN office looking for a highly motivated, cheerful and extremely flexible LPN or MA. This full-time position calls for varying hours M-F including some evenings. No holidays, no weekends. Must have great patient care skills and excellent computer skills, as both are a big part of the job. Must be able to work in both Lebanon and Pa...
Company Confidential JENKINTOWN, PA, 19046
MEDICAL ASSISTANT MEDICAL ASSISTANT: MA, 5+ years Primary Care exp. Privately owned Jenkintown Family Practice. Flexible hrs/some nights and Sats. Benefits/fast-paced, friendly office. Call Ramona at 215-887-3100...
Medical Assistant Austin Pain Associates practice is seeking a Medical Assistant with prior medical office experience: Fluoroscopy procedure, phlebotomy and IV experience is preferred. MUST be DEPENDABLE and have EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS. EXCELLENT VERBAL and WRITTEN SKILLS are REQUIRED. Must have reliable transportation as travel between offices is required. Apply at: hr@austinpainasso...
Company Confidential Palm Harbor, 34684
Medical Assistant Needed for busy Palm Harbor medical office. Must be reliable, friendly and able to multi-task. Computer/EMR and telephone skills req. Send resume: ***** Reference Code:100419929301...
Company Confidential Naples, FL, 34109
Certified Medical Assistant Full-Time Needed for busy OB/GYN practice. Front & back end office. 2 yrs. exp. Athena or Greenway a plus. Email ***** Posting provided by:...
Eatonton, 31024
Now Hiring Two Positions Needed Medical assistant and receptionist need for pediatric office. Part-time. Apply in person at Pediatrics R Us. (478)452-3835 This job listing brought to you by The Union-Recorder...
Job Description: Are you an outgoing, customer service oriented X-Ray / MA that is fluent in Spanish!? Then we are looking for you for a full time position in the Mid Orange County area at a large managed care facility with multiple locations!! Desired candidate will have a valid Limited Xray certificate, along with a Medical Assistant Certificate, valid CPR card, Negative TB test, clear backgroun...
Full Time Certified Medical Assistant For busy pediatric office, weekends included, possibility of nights. Please fax resume to Dena 978-462-5304...
Company Confidential SALEM, NH, 03079
MEDICAL ASSISTANT for a busy pediatric office. Full time. Past medical experience a plus. Send resume to ETPC Job #739 100 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA, 01845...
Job Description: Medical Assistant – Completed a MA course, Must Speak Spanish and English. You are looking for a full-time position where you can help people. Speak Spanish and English a must. We are a Orthopedic medical group with emphasis on injured workers. This ad is for our Riverside City office. Your friends always tell you how good you are with people, but your talent is organization. Some...
Job Description: We are currently seeking a strong BILINGUAL Medical Assistant with experience in both Adults and Pediatrics for one of our locations in Tampa. Resume must reflect a minimum of 2 years experience as a Medical Assistant with a minimum of 6 months in working with Pediatrics (vitals, physicals, labs, ear lavage, assisting in procedures, etc.). Must also have a stable work history and...
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 Description: ALLS WELL Health Care has an excellent opportunity for a Certified Medical Assistant via NCCT and a Nevada State Laboratory Assistant certification through the state of NV. Position offers a great hourly rate, a friendly team environment and even weekly pay! Selected candidates must have both certifications to qualify. Apply for this great position as a certified medical assistant...
Large Orange, Ca Allergy Practice is seeking a detail oriented, Patient friendly Medical Assistant with the ability to multitask and provide excellent patient care. Must have the capability to communicate professionally and effectively with physicians, staff memebers, and patients. The candidate must be willing to cross train and offer support on a clerical level in addition to the primary duties....
Company Confidential Westerville, OH, 43082
Busy medical office looking for a medical assistant, LPN, and billing specialists. Medical Assistant and LPN: Looking for enthusiastic, motivated, person with excellent communication skills and professional image to assist doctors with providing quality care to our patients. Responsibilities include checking patients in and out of rooms, schedule testing, assisting with medication refills as direc...
Back Office Medical Assistant needed for Jacksonville practice. Position responsibilities will include but not limited to the following: Back Office · Preparing and rooming the patient for exam · Obtaining vital signs · Performing blood draws · Assisting the physician with procedures · Providing basic patient education · Communicating with physicians and other members of the health care team. · Or...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full-time opportunity available for experienced Medical Assistant to perform duties such as scheduling appointments, triaging phone calls, greeting clients and escorting to exam rooms, stocking exam rooms and maintaining medical supplies, receiving lab tests and forwarding for review and scheduling exams/testing with other providers as instructed. Work schedule for this position...

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Medical Assistant

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