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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Company Confidential Clawson, MI, 48017
Medical Receptionist & Medical Assistant. part time. Busy family practice, Clawson. Exp. pref. Fax resume 248-435-2099...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
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...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: Prestigious health care organization has an immediate need for a Medical Administrative Assistant. Duties include; daily correspondence, scheduling surgeries and appointments, in-take new patients, maintain patient charts and special projects. APPLY TODAY!! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider al...
Job Description: A well known medical facility in the Orange County area is seeking experienced medical assistants for multiple positions. Desired candidate will have a minimum of one year experience, valid Medical Assistant Certificate, CPR card, TB test and be able to pass a background screening. Bilingual Spanish, Vietnamese or Mandarin a huge plus!! If you are looking for a rewarding position...
OPTICIAN/MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT/MEDICAL BILLER A professional career as Optician/Medical Assistant/Medical Biller involves computerized billing, pretesting, eyewear selection, and much more. This position requires multi-tasking, computer skills, math/reasoning ability, strong attention to detail, and superior communication skills. Training will be provided, but experience with customer service,...
TEMP F/T AND MATERNITY LEAVE COVERAGE Immediate need for an experience Certified Medical Assistant to work in a busy outpatient clinic. Excellent compensation. The ideal candidates would be able to draw blood (Arterial and Capillary puncture), perform EKG and eye tests, do vitals, prepare equipment for blood draw, maintain equipment. QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equivalency, Medical Assi...
About WakeMed Position Information The medical assistant works interdependently with other medical professionals to provide quality health care to the patient. The medical assistant provides direct patient care under the direction of a physician by performing specific services in caring for the personal needs and comforts of the patient. The Medical Assistant understands the needs of the organizat...
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...
If you are a seasoned Medical Assistant -must have a minimum of 2-3 years recent experience working with pediatrics- are proficient in EHR and want to work for a growing healthcare company, we have a great opportunity for you. If you love working with infants and children, thrive in a fast-paced medical office and have the ability to multi-task, this may be for you. It is a great opportunity for t...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL, 60611
Medical Assistant (Michigan Ave/Highland Park) Busy Plastic Surgery Practice looking for full-time Bilingual (Spanish/English) Medical Assistant. We are looking for a WELL GROOMED, COMPASSIONATE, PROFESSIONAL and FRIENDLY team member. Candidate will have strong working knowledge of EMR, medical terminology, as well as possess strong patient care etiquette. Front Office Responsibilities: In the fro...
Busy pediatric practice seeking part-time medical assistant (MA) with potential for full time depending on the strength of the employee. Candidate must be graduate of accredited MA program. Candidate must be self-motivated, hard-working, organized, disciplined, reliable and friendly. Prior MA experience or experience with children a plus....
Albion Staffing Solutions is an established ISO 9000 certified full-service staffing company with 5 offices in South Florida. We have a Client seeking to fill this position on a Temp to Hire basis. Only Local Candidates will be considered. The Salary Range is $12 to $14 per hour and the the Job Description follows: Busy internal medicine practice looking for a pleasant team player to work in their...
Medical Office Assistant, Student Health Services The State University of New York is recruiting for one Medical Office Assistant (MOA) for a 12-month, full-time position at the Student Health Services. The Medical Office Assistant will support the primary care activities provided by Health Services to the University student population. This position includes clinical, laboratory, and clerical res...
Job Description: We are currently seeking an experienced back office Medical Assistant with strong OBGYN and NEXTGEN experience. Only candidates with those qualifications will be considered. Training is not offered. Basic Duties: rooming patients, vitals, registration, insurance verification. Must be able to handle a busy environment! this is not a slow office. Bilingual Spanish a plus, but not re...
POSITION SUMMARY: The medical assistant assists in the delivery of primary health services and patient care management in a clinical setting for physicians and mid-level practitioners (Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, CRNAs) as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to): Performs selected nursing and administrative duties as designated by physician or ot...
Mental Health Resource Center, Inc. (MHRC), a comprehensive mental health center and Joint Commission accredited organization, is seeking a Medical Office Assistant to work at the Jacksonville location. The Medical Office Assistant is responsible for general office duties that include answering the PBX switchboard and greeting and assisting all internal and external customers. The Medical Office A...
Are you a professional, experienced, customer-focused Medical Assistant with 2 or more years of clinical work experience? We are willing to pay you for your outstanding clinical and customer service skills, your superior work ethic and your polished professional presentation. In order to be considered you must have a minimum of 2 years of experience working as a medical assistant on the clinical f...
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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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