Medical Assistant Jobs
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.
Company Confidential Corpus Christi, TX, 78411
Full time Medical Assistant needed for busy surgical office. Experience prefered but not required. Position will include both Clinical and Clerical responsibilties on a day to day basis. Bilingual a plus. Excellent benefits offered....
Clinical Assistant (Certified Medical Assistant) Fort Wayne Orthopedics is a large musculoskeletal practice based in Fort Wayne, IN with thirteen satellite clinic locations. Our specialty-trained experts are dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate care in the treatment of orthopedic conditions. We are searching for a versatile individual to provide patient care and clerical support to th...
Medical Administrative Assistant Are you highly energetic with strong interpersonal skills? Do you possess 1-3 years of administrative experience with proficiency in medical terminology, medical transcription and medical filing with solid MS Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and strong customer service skills? If this describes you, please read on. Our client, one of Boston's prestigious...
Medical Assistant (Los Angeles) We are looking for a motivated Medical Assistant who has minimum of 2-3 yrs experience in a Worker’s Comp or Industrial Medical Group. Bilingual: English/Spanish a must. $14-$15 an hr. A very fast pace & busy office, We need a reliable, punctual person and a self starter. This is a full time position. Interviewing & hiring immediately! Reliable transportations a mus...
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH MEDICAL ASSISTANT The salary range for this classification is $2,599.00 to $4,157.00 per month. Starting salary may be set as high as $3,200.00 per month based on experience. Position Description: The Medical Assistant (MA) performs a variety of skilled and Medical Assistant duties and gives direct nursing care to students in the Student Health Center and pe...
Medical Assistant / Medical Surgical Patient Coordinator This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference with a well respected and talented Surgeon with a small private practice. Doctor is looking for an experienced Patient Coordinator / Medical Assistant for a variety of duties including both Business Office and Back Office in a small private practice setting. Requirements: 3 or more years...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (Wilkinsburg) Medical Assistant needed for Family Practice office located in Wilkinsburg. This is a causal; per Diem position based on the organizational needs and may eventually lead to full time. The ideal candidate will be flexible and will be able to work both days and evenings. The time may be scheduled as individual days or full weeks depending on the needs of the practice....
In this position you will work as a member of the clinical team to provide quality and timely service to patients. You will be responsible for opening patient areas, preparation of patient schedules, making sure providers are on time with patients, entering refills over the phone, autoclaving, and learning the PSS role. You will prepare patient accordingly and assist nurses and providers with offi...
The Medical Authorization Assistant (MA) provides office and referral management support services and assists the Case Managers in obtaining medical records, documenting all case information in the system, performing data entry into appropriate databases for monitoring and tracking, and following up on phone calls as directed by the Case Managers. The MA serves as a contact between members, physic...
Job Duties will include but not limited to both front and back office Medical Assistant Duties, Rooming of Patients, taking vitals, EKG, Treadmills, Blood Draws, and EMR. Candidate should be warm, friendly with a positive attitude that also portray's a professional image at all times. Having computer skills and knowledge will be of great help. Needs to flexible and willing to work evenings and som...
Job Description: Immediate need for a professional Health Insurance administrator with Medical Office experience. Duties for this position will include: Provide comprehensive health care management to facilitate delivery of appropriate quality health care, promote cost effective outcomes and improve program/operational efficiency involving clinical issues. Support comprehensive coordination of med...
Job Description: This Medical Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Career Growth! ? Great hours, NO WEEKENDS! ? Great Pay to $35K, Great Benefits Are you a medical assistant who would rather be on the administrative side? Do you love the medical industry, however, no longer want to have patient contact? THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!! We have an immediate need for a medical administrati...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN FT position with benefits for a Medical Assistant preferably with Ophthalmology experience. Merrillville/Hobart locations. Send resume to Times to TBox 20617268, c/o The Times, 601-45th St. Munster, IN 46321...
Our busy OB/GYN Physician office in Boca Raton, FL is looking for a bilingual (English/Spanish), experienced Certified Medical Assistant to take perform clinical duties under the direction of the physician. Requirements: Prior experience working in a physician office, clinic or surgical setting preferred Excellent communication skills with a concentration on patient-focused service Fluent in both...
Assistant needed for medical office. Minimum 3 years of clinic experience required. LPN preferred, but not required. Monday through Thursday in our Little Rock office. Also requires some travel two Fridays a month....
Immediate opening for a Certified Medical Assistant in an OB/GYN office, preferably bilingual, Spanish and English. This professional must be able to move quickly, think on their feet, use EHR with excellent data entry and have strong clinical skillsets. OB/GYN experience a plus! Must have superb interpersonal skillsets and be able to work well with others in the practice. This professional will b...
Senders Pediatrics is looking for an Experienced Medical Assistant Opportunity Senders Pediatrics is a vibrant Pediatric Center committed to providing compassionate care to our patients and their families. We are searching for an experienced and self-motivated individual to perform all the responsibilities of a Medical Assistant. Primary Responsibilities · Warmly welcome patients and families and...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19144
Medical Assistant Job Description Description: Experienced Urology Assistant Urology Assistant Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Urology Assistant Job Duties: · Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. · Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; takin...
Chiropractic Assistant position available at a high end Health & Wellness Center in Oxford. This upbeat environment requires an individual with knowledge of medical terminology to provide medical documentation, typing skills of 50+WPM, and demonstrate great people skills! The right candidate for this position is fun, very outgoing and positive. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-7pm and Tuesd...
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16506
Excellent career opportunity for a patient focused medical professional. Certified Medical Assistant duties include rooming and preparing patient for doctor’s exam, obtaining and recording vitals, obtaining patient history, data entry into electronic medical records, and assisting the doctor as needed. Position is temp-to-hire, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (4...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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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.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
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Serves and protects the ophthalmogy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
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