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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Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29407
West Ashley Medical Practice has part time openings for a Certified Medical Assistant and for a Front Office Assistant. Qualified applicants please fax resume to 1-877-782-3933....
About the Position Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is looking for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant to act as Visual Team Leader to coordinate the daily operations of the Visual Services Department of its Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury practice. The Visual Team Leader directs and monitors the work for Certified Ophthalmic Assistants, Medical Secretaries and Hospital Admissions Coordinator of nonexe...
Certified Medical Assistant Delmar Dermatology office Certified Medical Assistant needed for our Delmar Dermatology Office. Duties include direct patient care activities and assisting physicians in direct patient care functions. Other duties include scheduling patients, and patient education. Must holdCertification as a Medical Assistant. Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in a hospital, or ac...
Looking for an immediate Medical Assistant position in a fast paced clinic environment. Part time position. Monday - Thursday 8 - 5. Varying day/weekly shifts. Medical experience required. Pediatric experience a plus. Eager to work with electronic health records. Must have excellent communication skills with patient, physician, and co-workers. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing...
Description: 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 proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Company Confidential Denton, TX, 76205
Certified Medical Assistant for Back Office at a local physician practice. Experience a plus with EMR background. Fax resumes to 940-381-0727...
Pennie Dermatology is a growing practice with offices in Sarasota and Englewood and we are looking for a Full-Time Medical Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse to join our experienced, fun-loving team. The ideal candidate loves hands-on patient care, assisting with procedures, technology (iPads!) and always comes to work with a smile. Experience in fast paced dermatology pract...
Description: 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 proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a p...
Large Family Practice office needs experienced registered Medical Assistant for a part-time administrative/ clinical position. The role involves reporting HEDIS quality measures as well as varied clinical assignments that will include working at least 2 Saturday mornings per month. The successful candidate will have experience with Electronic Medical Records and have the ability to pay close atten...
The Medical Assistant provides direct front and/or back office patient care as directed by a Physician, LVN, RN or other licensed health care provider. Medical Assistants greet and escort patients to exam rooms, prepare patients for examinations, assist with procedures, collect specimens and assist with overall delivery of patient care in their respective department. All levels report directly to...
Responsibilities include: · Provide instruction to Medical Assistant classes. · Adherence to applicable accreditation commission standards or agencies regulations, the school policies and procedures, and the department’s curricula. · Monitor school progress, conduct student orientations and advise students throughout the program. · Assist with on-going review and development of curricula in the de...
The Optometric Technician provides support to the Optometrist customer service to patients. Responsible for checking all completed eyewear for quality and prescription accuracy, the Optometric Technician oversee the dispensing of all eyewear, contact lenses and glasses, measure pupillary distance and fit. The Optometric Technician will also conduct pretesting, obtain patient medical histories, obt...
Experience Medical Assistant for Back Office in Mission Viejo, Apply Today Start Tomorrow! Duties: Drawing blood, taking temperature for pediatric patients Performing venipuncture Running labs Keeping laboratory equipment and machines current Requirements: Minimum of 2 years experience Required to be bilingual, (Spanish) skills Must have EMR experience, preferably with AllScripts Details: Schedule...
South Orange County OBGYN Office is looking for an Excellent Medical Assistant! Requirements: • 3-5 years of MA experience • OBGYN experience is required • Must have EMR experience • Excellent Customer Service and Patient Care Skills Details: • Location: South Orange County • Hours: M-F 8-5pm • Pay: $15-$17, DOE • Dress code: Scrubs Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit resumes to medjobsl...
Growing, state of the art, busy Dermatology practice seeks dedicated medical assistant with good computer skills. Duties include patient intakes, assisting with in office surgery, and other procedures and use of Electronic Medical Records. We seek qualified candidates who have a high energy level, pay attention to detail and have a willingness to learn. A positive attitude and good people skills a...
We are seeking a full time medical assistant for an OB/GYN office in Cedar Hill. Hourly wage ($10-$16/hr) will be based on experience. Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history and vital signs; confirming purpose of visit; taking labs and following up with results. * Prep...
About WakeMed Position Information The medical assistant works interdependently with other medical professionals to provide quality health care to the patient. The medical assistant provides direct patient care under the direction of a physician by performing specific services in caring for the personal needs and comforts of the patient. The Medical Assistant understands the needs of the practice...
About WakeMed WakeMed Health & Hospitals , located in Raleigh, North Carolina is an 870+ bed private, not-for-profit network of medical centers, ambulatory care centers and outpatient facilities, representing the largest health system in greater Raleigh, North Carolina. Our system includes over 7,600 nurses, technologists, medical support staff, and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians who repres...
About WakeMed WakeMed Health & Hospitals , located in Raleigh, North Carolina is an 870+ bed private, not-for-profit network of medical centers, ambulatory care centers and outpatient facilities, representing the largest health system in greater Raleigh, North Carolina. Our system includes over 7,600 nurses, technologists, medical support staff, and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians who repres...
About WakeMed Position Information The medical assistant works interdependently with other medical professionals to provide quality health care to the patient. The medical assistant provides direct patient care under the direction of a physician by performing specific services in caring for the personal needs and comforts of the patient. The Medical Assistant understands the needs of the practice...
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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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