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.
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CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT - After Hours Care Hours: Part-time Every other Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Occasional fill-in shifts for vacation coverage Responsibilities: Full scope of rooming, including blood draw, EKG, X-rays and phlebotomy Required Qualifications: Certified Medical Assistant or willing to become certified X-Ray Certified Clinical experience preferred...
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, perform EKGs. Performs lab tests when needed. Process medication refill request. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers prescribed ora...
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...
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...
Preferred Primary Care Physicians is currently recruiting for a full-time, back office Medical Assistant for a busy practice located in Greentree. Must be organized, well versed, and able to work in a fast paced working environment. Phlebotomy required. Computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology a must. Familiarity with EMR preferred. Ability to multi-task. Hours are M-F 9-5:30, occasion...
Medical Assistant- (Back Office) Full Time- Preferred Primary Care Physicians is currently recruiting for a Medical Assistant for multi-office practice located in Hickory and Burgettstown. At least 2 years of experience is required. Prior physician office experience preferred. Phlebotomy a must. Ideal candidates will be experienced with computers and have the ability to multi-task and work indepen...
Medical Assistant- (Back Office) Full Time- Preferred Primary Care Physicians is currently recruiting for two full-time Medical Assistants for a two physician practice located in Bridgeville. Candidate will be knowledgeable in back -office procedures. Prior physician office experience preferred. Ideal candidates will be experienced with computers and have the ability to multi-task. Phletobomy a mu...
Medical Assistant- (Front & Back Office) Full Time- Preferred Primary Care Physicians is currently recruiting for a Medical Assistant for a practice located in the Pleasant Hills area. Candidate will be knowledgeable in front and back office procedures. Prior physician office experience preferred. Ideal candidates will be experienced with computers and EMR and have the ability to multi-task in a f...
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision by the Practice Administrator/Supervisor or RN or MA Coordinator, functions as a member of the care team who actively participates in performance improvement initiatives to ensure quality patient outcomes. Assists the provider and care team with patient care and performs activities within the scope of care as defined by the American Association of Medical Ass...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32231
EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT needed to work for an established Dermatology Office. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, be a team player, have a pleasant attitude & strong work ethic. Must be able to multi-task while providing excellent patient care. Dermatology experience is preferred. This position is F/T with benefits. Salary is based upon experience. Please send resum...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0098 Title MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Cornea Shift Hours Per Week City Boston State MA Description As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for performing a full range of practice coordination, including medical administrative tasks such as preparing patient charts, scheduling appointments and responding to patie...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0112 Title SENIOR MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Department Ultrasound Shift Day Hours Per Week 40 City Boston State MA Description As a Sr. Medical Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for performing a full range of practice coordination, including medical administrative tasks such as preparing patient charts, scheduling appointments a...
Pacific Partners Medical Group (PPMG) serves as one of the principal medical entities providing comprehensive primary care and specialist services in Santa Clara county and surrounding areas. The mission of PPMG’s integrated group practice model is to operate with the highest ethical and professional standards to provide quality healthcare. PPMG operates like a clinic without walls, by linking phy...
Company Confidential SOUTHAMPTON, PA, 18966
Certified Medical Assistant Busy medical practice in Southampton is looking for a Full-Time Certified Medical Assistant. Must have at least 2 years exp. in venipuncture, injections, ekg and general office duties. Hours are M,T,TH,F 9-5 & W 12-8. email resumes to: ***** =...
Provide patient care in outpatient physician practice under the direction of the practicing physician, physician assistant, or licensed nurse. Assist with other clinical and clerical duties to ensure optimization of patient experience within the practice. Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for the health care visit...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, 93312
Medical Assistant /Med Receptionist Full Time w/benefits 2 yrs exp. Required Fax Resume to (661) 617-6061...
MT. PLEASANT, 15666
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Full time. Experience required. Must have front and back office exp. Benefits provided. Please Fax Resume To: 724-547-5510...
Company Confidential Lewisville, TX, 75057
Medical Assistant needed for FP office in Lewisville; X-Ray and phlebotomy experience desired. ***** or 214-680-9895 / fax 972-219-0343...
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...
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...
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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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