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.
Company Confidential Waterford, MI, 48327
RECEPTIONIST / CERTIFIED medICAL assistant. Full/part time for urgent care center in Waterford. Customer service, multi-tasking. Benefits offered. Fax 248-853- 6303...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT FT Family practice. Pataskala Medical Center is seeking an MA for Front / Back office position. Must have MA Diploma. Benefits avail. Must be local. Fax resume to 740-964-0342. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Medical Assistant or LPN Part Time and Full Time Large Internal Medicine practice in Upper Arlington is looking to hire Part time and Full time Clinical employees. Medical Assistant or LPN. Duties will include blood draws, EKG's, injections, vitals, Ht, weight, assisting with minor procedures, working with a Dermatologist, rooming, computer data entry, handling specimens, patent education. Must ha...
Exp'd Medical Assistant Neurology Office Irving, TX. (Las Colinas) Front and back office duties. Some travel may be required. Spanish speaking preferred but not required. Send resumes to 972-444-0443 or jennifer.brown@mavimed. com The Dallas Morning News - 04/06/2014...
Confidential De Forest, 53532
NOW HIRING: Medical Assistant Medical Specialty Clinic is looking for a Medical Assistant M-F schedule, 30-32 hours per week to work in our Beaver Dam and DeForest Clinic. Knowledge of Allscripts EMR a plus. Please send Resume and Letter of Interest to: 01005 c/o Daily Citizen PO Box 558 Beaver Dam, WI 53916 View newspaper ad madison.com 281460...
MAHONEY DERMATOLOGY Largo, 33773
Dermatology Practice seeking experienced full time medical assistant. We are looking for a professional and clinically competent person who interacts well with patients of all ages, along with our pleasant and dynamic office staff. EMR (eClinicalWorks) and computer skills are required. Duties will include rooming patients, helping update and record patient histories and medications, assisting with...
SIU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Exceptional Medicine. Partners in Care. Rewarding Careers. CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (FOUR VACANCIES) MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1) High school graduate or equivalent; AND 2) Possession of current/valid certification as a Certified Medical Assistant BUSINESS/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE Directly manages the Cash Management unit within SIU Healthcare Patient Business Services & pr...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT FT Front and back, Athena &/or computer trained. Fax resume to 561-743-3667 Email *****...
Medical Assistant/Receptionist Part Time GENERATIONS Geriatric Mental Health seeks motivated person to join busy psychiatric practice treating older adults. Must have strong communication skills, be able to work independently and with a team, and have excellent multi-tasking and org skills. Exp with front-desk reception pref, but will train someone eager to learn. Assist providers as nec., room pa...
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Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. · Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? · Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? · Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Yes!...
Description The position provides direct nursing care for the medical office. 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 prescribed oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcuta...
Description This is an AS NEEDED POSITION. This 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...
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...
We are a growing Hawaii based medical clinic looking to add a full-time Medical Assistant to our team. The ideal candidate will be a team player, goal oriented, and have the desire to succeed and grow with the company. Responsibilities · Draw blood from patients in clinic, for analysis or other medical purposes. · Assemble items, such as needles, blood collection devices, and other items according...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38115
LPN or Certified Medical Assistant Needed for busy medical office. Experience is required in a medical office setting. Electronic medical records, Microsoft word and Excel are preferred. Please fax resumes to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Description: Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your...
Description: The Physician Assistant in the Southwest Medical Associates Inc. clinics has documented clinical practice experience to assess patients of various age groups and has ability to diagnose, create treatment plans and prescibe medications as related to the treatment plan. The Physician Assistant develops plans in collaboration with a physician to achieve the best health outcomes for the p...
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF PINELLAS Saint Petersburg, 33712
Community Health Centers of Pinellas Come work for a growing, patient-centered, organization! Job Fairs & On-Site Interviews LPN Medical Assistants Front Office Staff Phone Personnel IT Support Dental Assistant Thursday, 4/10 5PM-7PM 7550 43rd St N, Pinellas Park Tuesday, 4/22 5PM-7PM 707 Druid Rd E, Clearwater Visit: www.chcpinellas.org to see full listing of job opportunities. EOE, DFWP Referenc...
Company Confidential Traverse City, 49684
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Medical office seeking certified medical assistant or LPN for PT/possible FT position. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, adapt quickly, and have a friendly disposition. Respond to: Record- Eagle, Box 1215, 120 W. Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
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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.
Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
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