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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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, Ch...
Shift: 7:30/8 AM to 4:30/5 PM Shifts available now! - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Job Summary: The Medical Assistant assists in providing and maintaining the Employee Health function to Hospital employees, medical staff and others; performs various medical, clerical and support functions. The position is located in an Orthopedic office. ...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
Immediate opening for full time certified medical assistant for fast paced multi-physician office. Candidate should possess excellent skills including the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, physicians, and other health care providers. Qualified candidates should be self motivated and highly organized. Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the t...
Unit: Medical Assistant Per Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - 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 Expand Your Experienc...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - 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 Expand Your Experience, look no furth...
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR PER DIEM OPPORTUNITIES! Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - 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 ...
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...
Bosley is the world's most experienced Hair Restoration Expert. We seek a dedicated, hard-working flexible technician for our Philadelphia office in Center City. Duties include: prepping the room and the patient; setting up the surgical tray; assisting the surgeon during the procedure; providing the patient with post-operative instructions; and answering questions from the patient. Full training...
Wabash Valley Health Center (dba St. Ann Clinic) is a not-for-profit clinic in Terre Haute, Ind., devoted to providing health care to adults and children who are living without access to comprehensive health care services and who are challenged by the barrier of affordability. WVHC currently has 3 openings for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) has duties a...
Quadrant, Inc. is seeking an experienced Certified Medical Assistant for a Specialty office in Washington, DC. Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm MUST: 2 years of experience in a medical office setting Have and injection experience Have strong clinical skills Have EMR (Centricity or Allscripts) Provide two professional references Pass criminal background & drug screening Must have an activ...
Clinical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant-Cardiology Associates Department: Schedule: Per diem/No benefits (nonexempt) Shift: Hours: Job Details MedStar Health Cardiology Associates seeks a Clinical Assistant to help cover our Southern Maryland offices (Waldorf and Leonardtown) on a PER NEED basis. Responsibilities: * Collecting patient vital signs * Performing 12-lead EKGs * Prescr...
Florida Medical Clinic offers a wide choice of compensation and benefit programs that are among the best. From competitive salaries to retirement plans, we make every effort to take care of the people who make our company great. To apply for this position, please visit our Website: http://www.floridamedicalclinic.com/careers/ Additional information for this position will be disclosed if the app...
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...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16602
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANTS Full and part-time Certified MA's needed to perform direct and indirect patient care/ education and other administrative/clinical duties. Join central PA's most preferred orthopedic team where the focus is on quality patient care, customer service and teamwork. Applications available online at www.blairortho.com or send your resume to ***** Bl...
WANTED: MEDICAL ASSISTANT. Experience Preferred Apply: Greenville Healthcare Associates 4101 Wesley Street, Suite C. Greenville Tx. 75401 Fax Resume To: 903-453-2925 This job listing brought to you by The Herald Banner...
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...
Job Description: Prominent global pharmaceutical company is seeking a Medical Assistant to work in Moreno Valley, CA. This is a four (4) month temporary assignment with the possibility of extension or temp-to-hire. Maximum pay is $16.25/hour Summary: This position works under the supervision of the Clinic Administrator and is cross-trained to work in a variety of areas and functions, includin...
Full time Medical Assistant for Urology Practice in McKinney. Urology experience helpful but not required. E-mail resume to *****. Competitive wage adjustable to level of experience....
Medical Assistant/ Scheduler Pain Management and Injury Relief (PMIR) Medical Center – Santa Monica, CA 90404 With three clinics, two surgery centers and a central business office, PMIR is a dynamic and growing interventional Pain Management practice in Southern California. Founded in 2003, we take an integrative and comprehensive approach to pain management, offering the latest FDA-approved pro...
ENT And Allergy Associates Medical Assistant ENT and Allergy Associates, New York & New Jersey's premier ENT and Allergy medical practice, is seeking a self-motivated, people-friendly full time Medical Assistant for our Sleepy Hollow office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their appoint...

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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%
(755 Respondents)
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