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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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Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
Immediate opening for full time certified medical assistant for fast paced multi-physician office. Candidate should possess excellent skills including the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other health care providers. Qualified candidates should be self motivated and highly organized. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the t...
Company Confidential Irving, TX, 75062
2 Positions Are Available - Back OfficeTherapy Position and Floater Position. Position: Medical Assistant For Medical Therapy Clinic in Irving TX. (Must fill position ASAP) MUST BE EXTREMELY OUTGOING, AND HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS!! Responsibilities: -Greet patients, sign in patients -Assist doctor in therapy, cold laser therapy, electrical therapy, physical therapy, traction -Org...
UNIT - CLINIC Flexible Per Diem MA Jobs Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Stock Options - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Medical Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expa...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a medical assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no furth...
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Promotes and restores patientsâ?? health by maintaining the day-to-day operation of the patient care area; assisting support staff; working with the clinic provider to assure physical and psychological support for patients at the level for which the Medical Assistant was trained and certified. Will coordinate care for patients on the providerâ??s daily schedule and proactive...
Adventist Health System New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168
JOB SUMMARY: The Certified Medical Assistant works under the supervision of the physician and in cooperation with other office staff in providing safe and competent patient care . Performs patient assessments, initiates diagnostic tests and communicates effectively with the physician or nurse manager. Maintains compliance with established standards and protocols of the practice and Florida Hospit...
UT Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX, 77020
UTHealth "Where Creating the Best Hope for a Healthier Future Begins"... Functions as a member of the clinical team performing a supportive role in the delivery of patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Medical Assistant - Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction. - Effectively p...
State of Georgia Homer, GA, 30547
Must have completed accredited medical assisting program and have 12 months related experience. Requires clean MVR. 12 Month Experience 13 Years Education Must Have Valid Class C Drivers License Preferred Skills Spanish speaking, knowledge of vaccinations, pediatrics Job Description Requires Background check, clean MVR must have completed accredited Med Asst program 1. Treat staff, practition...
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Warsaw, MO, 65355
Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse Must have a positive attitude, be a teamplayer and able to multitask in high stress situations. Responsibilities include vitals, injections on patients of all ages, obtaining and updating patient information. Assisting the provider and patients as needed....
Partners Healthcare System Boston, MA, 02298
General Overview In order to meet the needs of MGH primary care patients, a new model for primary care is required, with a particular emphasis on team-based care. Care teams will “partner” with each patient to define and help them reach their health goals. These health goals will be achieved by providing the patient with superior access to care, information and tools that promote collaboration wi...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cyc...
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...
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 Y...
Company Confidential Venice, FL, 34292
MEDICAL ASSISTANT for Surgical office in Venice. Exp required and knowledge of electronic medical records, Microsoft Word and Excel a huge plus. Ability to multi task and cross train essential. F/T position with great benefit package. Fax resume to office manager: 941-496-7895...
CMA/LPN: The Valley Professionals Community Health Center is hiring a Certified Medical Assistant or a LPN. Duties will include providing professional nursing services & patient care, including but not limited to, patient assessment, taking vitals, and assisting the provider in minor procedures. Current certification as a Medical Assistant or licensure as a LPN required. Send Resumes to Tiffani at...
Experienced Medical Assist. Pediatrician's Office Garland, TX Experienced Medical Assistant needed. Call 972-276-0571 The Dallas Morning News - 08/31/2014...
Company Confidential Lewisville, TX, 75067
Cardiovascular Practice looking for patient centered, detail-orientated professional Medical Assistants who possess a strong desire to provide quality patient care. EHR experience preferred. Please fax resumes to: 972-436-0351....
Description: 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. This position will work the back office. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within...
Medical Assistant (Part Time) to assist patients, set-up instruments & equipment, obtain & document vitals, relay instruction to patients/ families, answer calls & provide pertinent information. Phlebotomy experience required. Minimum 2 yrs exp. in a medical setting. Exp. with computers & familiar w/ HIPAA Privacy regulations. PowerChart & EMR exp. a plus. Certified Medical Assistant preferred. C...

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