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 WEST CHESTER, PA, 19382
Medical Assistant & Nurse - Part Time Medical Assistant - Part Time
(with certification or experience) Nurse - Part Time Both positions needed for Primary Care Physicians 
office in West Chester.
 Salary negotiable. Send
 resume to office manager at ***** 
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Company Confidential Troy, MI, 48084
Full Time Busy Troy Ophthalmology Office OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN Duties entail patient history, visual acuity, applanation tonometry, visual field testing, contact lens classes and refraction. Applicant must be a hard-working, reliable team player with exc. communication skills and the ability to multi-task. Compensation is based on experienced. Scribe / Medical Assistant To input Dr notes and dx, w...
Experienced Medical Assistant for busy internal medical office in Troy. Must have 1-2 yrs exp. and be proficient in EKG, injection, phlebotomy, & EMR. FT, good salary, benefits. Send resume: *****...
HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday between the hours of 0700-1800; No weekends or holidays THE IDEAL CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT MUST POSSESS: • Possess a high school diploma or GED certificate • Be a graduate from a medical assistant training program accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)...
Sauk City, 53583
Medical or Nursing Assistant Part time Medical/Nursing Assistant needed at our SPMH and Madison locations 2-4 days per week. This position offers a variety of tasks including rooming patients, taking vitals, assisting in procedures, and data entry into our EHR system. Administrative Assistant- Part time Administrative Assistant needed at our SPMH and Madison locations 2-4 days per week. This posit...
Back Office Medical Assistant with OBGYN experience needed for busy practice in Newport Beach! Duties: This position is responsible for assisting the provider with all hands-on patient care: rooming, taking vitals, giving injections, documenting patient histories/chief complaints, assisting with Paps, Colposcopies, and other in-office procedures. Additional duties include: patient triage, calling...
Description: Hiring X-ray Technicians in our 2 newest locations in Houston Energy Corridor (77077) Greenway (77027) The successful Medical Assistant X-ray Technician candidate will be part of a team dedicated to improving the delivery and quality of health care that is patient-centered, safe and effective in a fast-paced environment. The Medical Assistant X-ray Technician is responsible for taking...
Description Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. Currently we have over 50+ locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk,S...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. We have over 54 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk,Lake, and Orange countie...
Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care Every Patient, Every Time. Currently we have over 50+ locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk,Seminole, Lak...
Buffalo Medical Group, a premier multi-specialty Group, is seeking FT Medical Assistant for our Urology office; Williamsville location, with some travel to Buffalo and Orchard Park. Ideal candidate will have experience working in a Urology office; hours will vary. Strong phone skills and surgery scheduling experience a plus. No nights, weekends or major holidays! EOE Email resumes to: hr@buffalome...
Company Confidential Terre Haute, 47804
BUSY INTERNAL MEDICINE office seeking a receptionist and a medical assistant for the back office, EMR experience preferred. Please fax resume to 812-238-0960 or email to ***** This job listing brought to you by The Tribune Star...
MONROEVILLE, 15146
Medical Assistant Back Office Monroeville dermatology practice. Full or part time, benefits & free parking. Fax resume: 412-373-2307...
Company Confidential JEFFERSON HILLS, 15025
MEDICAL ASSISTANT needed part-time, for front & back office of cardiology practice in Jefferson Hills. Send resume to: 1200 Brooks Lane, Suite 150, Clairton, PA 15025....
Description Medical Assistant Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers, and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, BP, patient history, medication listing, assessing visual ac...
Description Front Desk Medical Assistant Full Time: Monday- Thursday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equ...
BioTek Labs is a national laboratory firm that specializes in Immunology Therapy with a unique and proprietary method of testing and treating allergies and food sensitivities. We aim to take a blend of allergist strength and personal attention and blend that with a fast turnaround time and easy convenience. Our tests are customized to each locale, and our immunotherapy are handcrafted in-house and...
Join one of the largest multispecialty medical groups based in the Greater Austin area. We have been votedone of the BEST PLACES TO WORK by our employees for 8 years! It's your time to have it all! Watch our video to see what we mean: http://bit.ly/ARCall PURPOSE:Under close supervision of nursing leadership, supports provider practice by assisting with direct patient care duties. May perform diag...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90048
Immediate opening for a full-time Medical Assistant in our growing physical and rehabilitation medicine private practice in Beverly Hills. If you have a "yes I can" point of view then we are looking for you! About the job: We are currently seeking experienced, poised, motivated and professional applicants for our Medical Assistant. Experience in a Worker’s Compensation environment and with medical...
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Healthcare Career Tools

Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
(1352 Respondents)
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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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