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.
Immediate temporary assignments available for experienced bilingual Spanish Medical Assistants. We need candidates who have worked back office, and recently worked in a position where they drew blood daily. If you are qualified, interested and available to be on-call for various temporary assignments in Watts and South Los Angeles, we would like to hear from you. Salary varies by assignment from $...
Immediate opening for a Back Office Medical Assistant to work full-time in a Cardiology office with locations in Glendale and Hollywood. Along with the rest of the back office MA team, you will be responsible for supporting a busy patient load of 70 - 80 patients per day with 4 providers. In addition, you will assist Armenian speaking patients with their patient paperwork and provide translation s...
Seeking a highly trained medical assistant with extensive experience in EPIC. Candidates should have 1+ year experience with Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine,Total Joint Replacement and Shoulder Replacement....
Company Confidential Upper Saint Clair, PA, 15241
Medical Assistant in Busy Dermatology Practice Job Overview: Swing position with both back office and some front office duties in multi-provider dermatology practice in the South Hills. Duties: • Interacts directly with patients · Back Office Duties Include: o Brings patient back to exam rooms to take initial history o Calls patients with laboratory and biopsy results o Answers simple, medical que...
Medical Assistant who have training in the endocrinology field working closely doctors in the treatment of hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. Experience with patients that have the common diseases and disorders of the endocrine system that endocrinologists deal with can include diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders...
Busy ORTHOPAEDIC practice located in Dunwoody, GA, is seeking a permanent full time EXPERIENCED OUTPATIENT ORTHOPAEDIC CODER and a MEDICAL ASSISTANT for the group. JOB REQUIREMENTS: MUST be a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with ORTHOPAEDIC OUTPATIENT CODING experience, and an MA with Ortho experience. A minimum of 3 years CPT/ICD-9 inpatient/outpatient coding and MA experience. Excellent writt...
Description: Job Summary 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 1. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Med...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Dopson Family Practice Department: Rural Health Clinic Status: Full-Time Medical Assistant/ Full-Time Must have current experience in a Physician's office working in the clinical area + front office. Multi duties including; vital signs, documentation, rooming patients, ability to set priorities in a fast paced environment, EMR/ Meditech computer system. Looking for the...
EXPERIENCED MEDICAL ASSISTANT for Busy family practice. Full time. Perform clinical & clerical duties. Knowledge of electronic medical records preferred but not req'd.Please forward resume with salary history to Attn: Office Mgr., 3328 S. Smithville Rd., Dayton, OH 45420. No phone calls please. First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Feb 23, 2014...
Medical Assistant/Surgical Tech - needed full-time at a busy dermatology practice in Athens, GA. Prior exp. with dermatology procedures (MOHS surgeries) a big plus. Family atmosphere. Excellent compensation /benefits package. Submit resume in confidence to ***** or fax to 706-543-2050....
Muenster Family Medical Clinic Muenster, 76252
Muenster Family Medical Clinic is currently looking for a Part-time/ PRN Medical Assistant with experience preferred. Must be dependable, hard working and a team player. Must have excellent phone and people skills and be a quick learner. Interested applicants can email resumes to ***** or bring resume to the clinic. We are located at 134 S. Mesquite St., 1 Blk South of...
BEW Medicine Coweta, 74429
LPN Or CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT The Winn Family Clinic in Coweta, Oklahoma, seeks to employ an Oklahoma-licensed LPN or a Certified Medical Assistant. This position requires excellent communication skills, flexibility, knowledge of lab and phlebotomy procedures, ability to multi-task and a background in assisting the provider with patient care. Currently the position is thirty-three hours/week,...
Medical Assistant Needed PT at our Satellite Clinic in Manchester Point Arena. Must be cust. svc. oriented, willing to provide both front & back ofc. asst. Qualif: MA Cert. One year experience. Apply at: Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc. Attn: Human Resources Mgr. 144 Stony Point Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Fax: (707) 526-1016 or Email: ***** Preference will be given to qualifie...
POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Provides direct and indirect patient care activities and performs clerical duties under direct supervision of the licensed nurse. Supports and maintains the University Health System's policies, protocols, values and guest relations. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High school diploma is required. Medical Assistant diploma from an accredited school or certification from an ap...
Are you a reliable, hardworking, passionate Medical Assistant that is looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you have experience with blood draws, EKGs, injections, and spirometry? Do you have an active Medical Assisting license with the WA State Department of Health? Well then we have a position for you! We have both temporary and permanent full time positions available and we would love to...
We currently have an opening for a Medical Assistant in a pediatric and epilepsy specialty clinic in Seattle. This clinic boasts a broad range of specialty services as well as staff members that work to provide the highest quality of care to their patients. Seeking a highly motivated individual that is highly driven and can keep up in a fast paced environment. All applicants must have 1+ year of r...
Seeking 4 staff for 2 Health Screenings in Eureka Thursday-March 20 and Friday March 21, 2014. These positions are open to Medical Assistants, CPT-1, LVN's or RN's. The screening includes: Glucose (finger stick), Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Cholesterol. These are general health screenings and are not meant to as diagnostic events. The screenings are fun and a great way to make some e...
We have an immediate full-time opening for a Certified Medical Assistant to provide basic clinical, administrative, and office support for the medical staff in our Mequon, WI office. This person should have experience with both EHR systems, and experience as a Receptionist. The ideal candidate is a team player who communicates well with patients, colleagues, and staff, is able to interact effectiv...
Job Description: We are currently seeking a strong Medical Assistant for one of our locations in the Lutz/Wesley Chapel/Land O Lakes area. R?sum? must reflect a minimum of 2 years experience as a Medical Assistant in a physician office setting obtaining vitals, PHLEBOTOMY, EKG, labs, assisting with procedures, wound care, suture/staple removal, etc. Pay $13.00/hr OR HIGHER depending on experience....
Job Description: Are You a Certified (AAMA), Registered (AMT) Medical Assistant or a LPN? Are You Passionate About Patient Care? Are You Looking for an Exciting Career in a Private Practice Setting? Do you posses at least One Year of Experience? If so we want to talk to you TODAY! All?s Well Health Care is currently looking to expand our team of hands-on, clinical professionals in the Leesburg and...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
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Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance; performs administrative and clerical duties under the direction of a physician.
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Authorizes drug refills and provides prescription information to pharmacies.
Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.
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