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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RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Medical Assistant I for their San Diego, California (CA) location. This individual will be greeting and answering phones and needs to be friendly, helpful, and professional. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. This position works under the supervision of the Clinic Administrator and is cross-trained to work in a variety...
MEDICAL CARTS ASSISTANT Company Name: Partners Pharmacy (www.partnerspharmacy.com) Location: Cranford, NJ Company Overview: At Partners, we believe pharmacy services should have a positive impact on the quality of care delivered to residents. Through employee empowerment, we foster a decisive, customer-focused approach to service. We regard service as the defining element of our business and will...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures 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 medicati...
Several Medical Assistant jobs are currently available through Accounting Principals in Albuquerque, NM, is. To be considered for this position, you must have at least 6 months of experience in a medical office setting. You will work for a company that believes care should be patient-centered. This position is responsible for supporting providers in clinical workflow and providing an exceptional p...
Our client has a need for a temporary Medical Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ. The selected candidate must have experience handling confidential patient information as well as insurance verification. This role requires recent experience in a similar role as well as the ability to work full-time hours. Our client is looking for a candidate with exceptional communication skills, a profess...
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...
Ajilon Healthcare Professional Staffing is looking for Medical Administrative Assistants for contract positions in South St. Louis, MO. This is a great opportunity for Medical Administrative Assistants to embark on great career opportunities with some of the top healthcare companies in St. Louis, MO. Responsibilities for the Medical Administrative Assistant Job are: • Update medical history • Tran...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Provides individualized, culture-specific patient care by attending to the personal needs and comfort of patients, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assists the professional...
Description Job Summary: . Daily interaction with patients, families, guardians and coworkers to assist with patient care. Accurately takes and records vital signs, blood pressure, heights/lengths, weights, head circumferences and abdominal girths. Performs EKGs and spirometry. Coordinates flow of patients, places patients in exam rooms and notifies physicians and nurses when ready. Maintains exam...
Description Job Summary: . Daily interaction with patients, families, guardians and coworkers to assist with patient care. Accurately takes and records vital signs, blood pressure, heights/lengths, weights, head circumferences and abdominal girths. Performs EKG's and spirometry Coordinates flow of patients, places patients in exam rooms and notifies physicians and nurses when ready. Maintains exam...
Description Job Summary: Accurately takes and records vital signs, blood pressure, heights/lengths, weights, etc. as instructed by the physician. Performs urinalysis dip stick as directed by urology physicians. Coordinates flow of patients for the Section of Urology, places patients in exam rooms and notifies physicians and nurses when ready. Maintains exam rooms and equipment. Cleans up exam room...
JudgeHealthcare is actively seeking Medical Assistants for one of our best clients in the Denver, CO area! Thebest candidates will possess the following qualifications: 1-2 years' of experience within the past 3 years. Must have minimum 3 days availability and up to full 40 hour availability Medical Assistant license/Certification in the state of Colorado Hospital/Medical Center Experience Require...
Assistant Dean Undergraduate Medical Education job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education Applicants must have a M.D. and/or Ph.D. with experience in medical student education and administration, and a record of...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Float Cerfified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or GED, CPR certified. Completion of Medical Assistant training program. Medical Assistant certification and main...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Float Certified Medical Office Assistant job in Dallas Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information Salary Salary Negotiable Experience and Education High School diploma or equivalent, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certified, and completion of Medical Assistant training...
Responsible for greeting and escorting patients to exam rooms, prepare patients for procedures and exams, assist with procedures, minor surgeries and exams. Collects specimens. Maintains a clean and well stocked work environment. Medical Assistant will provide education answers verbal and written questions of clients appropriately. Special Skills: Human Relations, general computer knowledge, medic...
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...
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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
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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%
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