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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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...
Description The 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 policies and procedures of the practice. This position assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by preparing patients for examinations, taking blood pr...
Description 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 oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous injections...
Description Hardeeville- ENT The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the ENT 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 prescrib...
DescriptionAssists 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 oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. ...
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 pr...
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 pr...
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 medica...
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 medica...
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 o...
DescriptionAssists 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 oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. ...
Description Medical Assistant PRN Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection and i...
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 o...
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 medica...
Description MA Full Time Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. Qualifications Education and/or Experience HS Diploma or equivalent Completion of medical assistant program. ...
Description Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. Qualifications Education and/or Experience HS Diploma or equivalent Completion of medical assistant program. Phlebotomy and...
Job Description: Arbour Counseling Services is looking for a part time, bilingual Medical Assistant to work in our busy Lawrence outpatient clinic. The main responsibilities for this position is to assist our prescribers with patient records, translation, letters for clients, and other medical administrative responsibilities that may arise. This is a 19 hour a week position, schedule can be flex...
Description Lakewood Pediatric Clinic 6301 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214 Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Duties: Scheduling patient appointments in a Pediat...
Description Medical Assistant - MA - Full Time Days - LaHabra Urgent Care Here we grow again! Tenet Outpatient Services Division (OSD) is opening a new MedPost Urgent Care center in LaHabra , CA September 2014! Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other approp...
Description Medical Assistant Per Diem Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection...

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
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Education / Training

Certification
25.8%
Associates
21.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
18.3%
Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
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