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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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Seeking full time CMA or RMA for busy multi-specialty practice. Qualified candidates must have great depth of computer knowledge, strong leadership skills, and excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include taking vital signs, drawing blood, processing specimens, assisting doctors with patients, and telephone work. Experience with an Electronic medical records program a plus. Spanish, C...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Medical Assistant needed for busy Pediatric practice. Great Beneifit Package. Please fax resumes to 682-2284 or mail to Premier Physicians, Attn: Arita Routh, PO Box 5291, Midland, Texas 79704. No phone calls please PO# 9052...
Medical Specialist Office seeking a Medical Receptionist. Full time medical receptionist position in a busy Endocrinology Practice. The ideal candidate -Has experience working as a Medical Receptionist. -Is mature, professional, and a team player. Experience as a medical assistant is a plus but not required. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to. - Welcoming patients, coordin...
Description: Optum Medical Partners is an internal medicine group of physicians with two clinical locations offering patients throughout Southern Nevada compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area. The Bilinigual Medical Assistant will provide support to a designated provider to assist in back office medical assistant duties. This p...
Description : Bilingual (Spanish) Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe Medical Partners 3090 North Goliad Street Rockwall, TX 75087 Full Time Position 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 med...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by greeting and helping them; scheduling appointments; maintaining records and accounts. Duties: * Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone. ...
Description : Medical Partners of Lakewood at Mockingbird , a Tenet Healthcare facility, is seeking a strong Medical Assistant with X-Ray (NCT) experience with the ability to work well in a busy practice. 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 t...
Position Title: Medical Assistant/Limited Medical Radiographer Department: UofL Family & Geriatric Medicine- Newburg (130634) Location: Louisville Full/Part Time: Full Time Exempt/Non-exempt: Non-exempt JOB SUMMARY A non-exempt position responsible for performing a variety of duties in the medical practice including: medical assisting and X-ray. Responsible for operating radiographic equipme...
Medical Back Office/ Medical Assistant for busy cardiology practice. Min 2 yrs exp. Excellent salary & benefits. Please fax resume to: 702-474-0466 or *****...
Description: Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm) 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 ...
Medical Assistant Opportunity for Foreign Medical Graduates (FMGs) A busy Family Practice in Manhattan is looking for full time medical assistants/administrative assistants. There are 3 physicians and we are growing rapidly. Why should you work with us? Our unique office setting and atmosphere are a perfect transition for FMGs. "I did well on the tests, but don't have experience in the US medi...
More than a Medical Assistant Boutique upper east side urology office seeks experienced medical assistant for clinical position with additional focus on medical writing and online marketing. The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, responsible and have a professional demeanor. Clinical responsibilities include, (but are not limited to): · Cystoscopy; videourodynamics; ultrasound; biof...
Medical Office / Medical Assistant Willing to train an individual for a Dermatology- Cosmetic Surgery position: must be hard-working, detail-oriented: full time and part time positions available. Excellent Pay and Benefits. Fax Resume to: 910-738-4455...
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Well established and growing pediatric practice has 1 opening for a BILINGUAL (SPANISH SPEAKING) Medical Assistant 2 openings for a BILINGUAL (SPANISH SPEAKING) Medical Receptionists and that are self-motivated, professional, enthusiastic, reliable, mature and flexible to join our team. This will require your commitment Monday through Friday, one late evening during the week and one Sunday per mon...
Medical Assistant/LVN Medical office in need of Full Time Medical Assistant or LVN, please call 432-352-1845 or email resume to *****...
Medical Community Health Clinic. Inc has employment opportunities for the following position. Medical Receptionist: Registering and scheduling patients, filing, answering phone for a busy medical practice. Completion of Front office program required. Medical Assistant: Prepare patient exam rooms, assist patients, perform phlebotomy and EKG, comply with all regulatory agencies. Completion of Medica...
Expanding medical office practice in San Angelo is searching for experienced Medical assistant or Medical Transcriptionist Both positions require prior medical office experience, excellent computer & organizational skills. Efficient with electronic medical records. Flexible schedule a must. Send resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Description : Full Time Position 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: • Triage incoming calls, review all phone messages and return calls in a timely ma...
Description : Full Time Position 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 for various practices. Responsible for checking i...
Description : Park Plaza Medical Associates, a Tenet Healthcare facility, is seeking a strong bilingual Medical Assistant for their busy Gastroenterology Practice in Houston, Texas. 1200 Binz Street, Ste 1040 Full Time Position Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtai...

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