Medical Assistant Employment Information
Medical Assistant Job Overview
Medical assistant jobs involve performing a variety of clinical support and administrative tasks in the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.
On any given day, the duties of a medical assistant may range from scheduling appointments and communicating with insurers to taking patients' vital signs and assisting in minor surgery. Some medical assistants develop specialized skills working in the offices of ophthalmologists, podiatrists or other specialist physicians. Many more use a broad array of skills working for a family physician or internist.
Medical assistants may sometimes help prepare patients for treatments by relaying instructions and advice from doctors. Setting up and maintaining medical equipment, as well as inventorying and ordering supplies are also common responsibilities in medical assistant work.
Medical Assistant Education
Requirements vary by state and practice. Most medical assistants have a high school diploma; many are certified by a national body. A candidate with the Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant designation will have a distinct advantage when looking for medical assistant employment. Formal medical assistant training programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools and technical schools.
Small physicians’ offices are the most likely to hire medical assistants with the least formal education. Major hospitals and medical centers, by contrast, typically require medical assistants to have a higher level of training and certification.
Medical Assistant Job Market
There were more than 527,000 medical assistants in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistant job opportunities are projected to grow by nearly 163,000 between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average occupation.
Medical Assistant Salaries
The median medical assistant salary in May 2011 was $29,100, according to BLS. The middle half earned between $24,670 and $35,080; the 90th percentile earned $40,810.
Medical Assistant Jobs
Company Confidential Graham, 27253
Medical Medical Assistant Seeking energetic person to assist in patient care in our progressives medical practice. Previous medical office and EMR experience is recommended. Licensed CMA may apply. Outstanding work environment and benefits. Come join our team for a rewarding professional career. Fax resume to 336-226-3926 or mail to Eye Care, PO Box 1090, Graham, NC 27253...
Company Confidential Midlothian, VA, 23112
Certified Medical Assistant P/T 3 days/week in Midlothian. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax:(804)378-5400 As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
Company Confidential CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI, 48038
Medical Assistant- Exp'd pref'd. Medical Biller- Exp'd. Approx. 35 hrs/wk for busy podiatry group w/multiple locations. Fax or email 586-263-115, email@example.com Attn: Office Manager...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT University of Toledo Physicians is in search of a FT/PT Medical Assistant (certification preferred) for the UTMC Family Physicians office. Responsible for assisting physicians with patient care, lab draws, clerical, environmental and organizational tasks, scheduling appointments and chart management. Must be available 7am until 9pm M-F with possible hours Saturday between 8am to...
Company Confidential TOLEDO, OH, 43623
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Do you have at least 5 years experience as a medical assistant in a doctor's office, and a positive attitude? If so, we are seeking a dynamic team player to join our family medicine practice. Please forward resume to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE/ADA...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Toledo Clinic, Inc. is seeking full-time and part-time Medical Assistants. Must have MA degree/diploma. Visit our website @ www.toledoclinic.com to apply....
Company Confidential LIGONIER, 15658
Medical Office Assistant For private office. A cheerful disposition, ability to multi-task & be a team player are essential. Email: email@example.com...
Company Confidential New Port Richey, 34655
Medical Assistant - C.M.A. wanted for Peds Office. PT/FT. Peds exp pref. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Reference Code:100396296401...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
Medical Assistant P/T - Exp'd for busy family practice. Email resume to: Jobresume125@yahoo.com...
Sunset Community Health Center MEDICAL ASSISTANT WELLTON For qualifications: www.sunsetcommunity healthcenter.org Human Resources Debra Hunter 928-819-8804 Fax 928-376-6568 email@example.com SCHC is an EOE, ADA and Drug Free Work Place...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34421
Medical Assistant / X-ray Tech FT or PT immediate opening for exp MA or RT with patient care responsibilities, EMR, Ins Auth. Fax resume 352-307-7677. Source: ocala.monster.com...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, 93309
MEDICAL OFFICE Busy cardiology practice is looking for an exp'd Medical Assistant. Fax resume to (661) 616-9272...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Position available in busy OB/GYN practice for MA with a great work ethic, dependability, & people skills. Medical experience pref'd. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 445-7163...
PrimeCare Accepting applications for: Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist Excellent Salary and Benefits. Apply in person at: 4126 W. Main Street Dothan, AL 36305 As Posted in the Dothan Eagle...
Medical Assistant (Experienced) Internal Medicine Practice located North, Olentangy area is hiring an experienced Medical Assistant. Experience with Phlebotomy, EKG's, injections, vitals, chief complaints, and other duties as assigned. Electronic Medical Records experience is critical. Must be able to work in a busy office and have the ability to multi-task ad must be very dependable. Looking for...
Medical Assistant East Side busy Family Practice is hiring an Experienced Medical Assistant. Duties will include rooming patients, vitals, Injections, EKG's, blood draws, messages, calling in prescriptions, referrals and back up to front office, triage. Must have experience and must have experience with Electronic Medical Records. Hours are Mon-Fri, first shift with some flexibility. Looking for g...
Description: Position 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. Positions in this function assist in the care of the patient by following...
Company Confidential CLARKSTON, MI, 48346
MEDICAL ASSISTANT / X-RAY Exp. MEDICAL ASST./X-RAY Full or Part-time for urgent care facility in Clarkston, MI. Fax resume to 248-707-8970 Attention: Debbie P....
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15228
OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL ASSISTANT Our practice is seeking a Full Time individual who is eager to become a team player for our Mt Lebanon office. Candidate should have a great outgoing personality, ability to get along well with others. Experienced in Opthamology and testing. Good benefits package. Please fax your resume to: Administrator at: 412-561-1894...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT OR RN Pittsburgh Foot and Hand Center Cranberry Twp., PA Well established orthopaedic practice providing cutting edge care to the tri-state area is seeking a PT Medical Asst. or RN. Orthopaedic experience is preferred but not required. We offer a great working environment, competitive salary. Resumes can be sent to email@example.com or faxed 724-933-3332 attn: Renee...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance; performs administrative and clerical duties under the direction of a physician.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Clinical Lab Testing
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
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