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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Driver/Medical Assistant Full-time Scott City, KS Shared Medical Services is looking for a Class A CDL Driver to operate a dedicated route that is based in Scott City, KS SMS offers medical imaging services to local communities that otherwise would not have access to this state-of-the art equipment. The position available is Full-time and is not OTR. Also, we offer medical assistant training so yo...
Company Confidential CONWAY, AR, 72034
MEDICAL ASSISTANT for our Conway clinic. Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Great benefits! Must be proficient in electronic medical records. Good typing skills helpful. Send resume to Paula Welch @ *****...
Company Confidential Las Vegas, NV, 89101
Medical Assistant/Front Office Busy Urgent Care clinic in Henderson. Min. 3yrs exp. Fax resume 702-616-0657 Email resume: ***** This listing brought to you by The Las Vegas Review Journal/Sun Classified ads...
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. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant...
National Spine & Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management practice on the East Coast, is currently recruiting for a, is currently searching for a qualified and energetic Medical Assistant to support our Rockville office location. Our outstanding team of medical professionals demonstrates extraordinary diagnostic and therapeutic skill, encompassing both physiatry and anesthesiology,...
Company Confidential Norman, OK, 73071
RN, LPN or Medical Assistant and Medical Office Receptionist Busy medical office looking for caring individual to assist patients, doctors and teammates. If you are interested in medicine, love to help people, and excel under pressure, we have room for an energetic team player! RN, LPN or MA: Verifies patient information Records medical history Work alongside physicians in a clinical setting Couns...
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. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant...
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...
Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) is hiring Full-time MA/RA's (Medical Assistant/ Registration Assistant's) at multiple locations. Foreign language skills not required, but Spanish or Chinese language proficiency is a plus. We require Medical Assistant certification (CMA or RMA) and High School Diploma or GED with one year of Medical Assistant training in primary care. Associate’s De...
Medical Assistant Experienced/Certified Medical Assistant with front desk experience preferred. Friendly, busy family practice in Neptune Beach, FL is seeking a highly motivated, skilled team player. Candidate must possess good interpersonal skills for professional office with excellent patient interactions and be proficient with computers. Experience in electronic medical records is preferred. Po...
Are you an experienced medical assistant seeking to help others while earning a good living, learning new skills and getting out on time ? Progressive, efficient, kind-hearted people have made a happy office in Boca Raton where we provide comprehensive primary care to a young, middle aged and senior patient population, Monday to Friday, 8:30-5 pm. Responsibilities will include finding out what the...
Opportunity in a fast growing Ophthalmology Practice in Boca/Delray, seeking FT Medical Scribe/Assistant. We are seeking to fill this position with a high-energy individual who know what it takes to be part of a team, wanting to enjoy their job and who they work with. If you are this person and are looking to be a part of such a team and you have all the requirements listed then please send us you...
Must be Certified Medical Assistant, this position requires great attention to detail, computer knowledge, and Microsoft word and excel knowledge. Job duties include but are not limited to heavy phones, patient scheduling, preparation of charts, assisting Doctor's, and management staff when needed, greeting patients and representatives. Candidate must have good communication skills, be helpful, fr...
Medical Assistant Spine Care & Pain Management is currently seeking a Medical Assistant. Applicant must be outgoing and a natural at customer service. This position works 2 days a week in our Dalton, GA office and 1 day a week in our Rome, GA office. Requirements: Excellent customer service, communication, organizational and teamwork skills are essential High school diploma or equivalent Experienc...
Company: Yoh Occupational Health Medical Assistant (MA) needed for a Contract Job opportunity with Yoh's client located in Philadelphia, PA. The Big Picture: The best qualified candidate will be required to work Mon- Fri from 9am - 4:30pm for a period of 2 weeks and possible Fill in shifts thereafter. Coverage 8/6-8/20 9-430 What You'll Be Doing: - Triage and treat workplace injuries and illnesses...
Company provides generous employment package that includes Medical, Dental, 403(b) Retirement, AFLAC products, Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays Statement of Purpose: This position is responsible for the provision of nursing care under the direct responsibility of a Registered Nurse. Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to enhance patient quality of life. Ensures all documentation is compliant...
Judge Healthcare is currently seeking a Medical Assistant for one of our best clients in sunny Garden Grove, CA! Responsibilities: Provide medical attention to pediatric patients within the Garden Grove community Perform non-invasive routine technical services Check vitals, and record medical history Requirements: 1 year experience in back office pediatrics medical office/clinical setting High sch...
Calling ALL qualified Medical Assistant professionals in the Las Vegas area. If you have experience working in the Healthcare field and are expert at injections,skin tests, PFT's, breathing treatments, rooming, vitals along with EMR experience.we want you! Do not hesitate and apply today. We are asking for professionals to have a minimum of 1 year recent experience working in the medical field....
Medical Assistant, Full Time - Hiram/Rome Spine Care & Pain Management is currently seeking a Medical Assistant. Applicant must be outgoing and a natural at customer service. This position is a full time position and would work 3 days a week in our Hiram, GA office and 1 day a week in our Rome, GA office. Enjoy Friday, Saturday and Sunday off with a 4 day work week. Requirements: Excellent custome...
Medical Assistant Spine Care & Pain Management is currently seeking a Medical Assistant. Applicant must be outgoing and a natural at customer service. This position works 2 days a week in our Dalton, GA office and 1 day a week in our Rome, GA office. Requirements: Excellent customer service, communication, organizational and teamwork skills are essential High school diploma or equivalent Experienc...

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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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