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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.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/FRONT MA / FRONT DESK full time for busy cardiology office in Boynton Beach. 1-2 yrs medical office experience desired. Please email resume to ***** or fax to 561-735-3774...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28203
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT - OUTPATIENT PEDIATRIC OFFICE - PART-TIME/PRN Must love working with kids of all ages and have pediatric clinical experience. Proficiency in administering vaccines and performing labs is required. Other duties to include assisting physicians with patient care, clerical, and organizational tasks, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and making referrals...
Certificate ***Seeking Certified Medical Assistants with prior work experience in an OB practice. Accountability Objectives: In accordance with physicians' treatment plans and according to established procedures assists with patient examinations by performing and documenting basic clinical services necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients at Physician Practice locations. ...
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. The Certified Medical Assist...
Company Confidential HAVERTOWN, PA, 19083
Medical Assistant Medical Assistant position. Conscientious multi-tasker needed for busy pediatric office. Front & back, no weekends, flexible hours. Fax resume to Havertown Pediatrics 610-789-3159...
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...
Reporting to the Manager of Family Medicine Center, assists physicians in the Family Medicine Center by preparing patients for treatment, taking patient medical history, running basic laboratory tests, assisting during patient treatments and providing basic patient instructions. Performs a variety of clerical duties. Job Specifications: Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program and mu...
Description: Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, consisting of over 200 providers, fourteen clinical locations including nine health care centers, five urgent care clinics and an outpatient surgery center. SMA offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. SMA is headquarte...
Description: At OptumHealth, you will perform within an innovative culture that is focused on transformational change in the health care system. You will leverage your skills across a diverse and multi-faceted business. And you will make contributions that will have an impact that is greater than you have ever imagined. Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) is a multi-specialty group of physicians,...
Reporting to the Practice Manager or Site Coordinator assists the physician by preparing patients for treatment, taking the patient’s medical history and assisting during patient treatment when needed. Represents MacNeal Occupational Health Services through communication with the customer as well as representatives of the customer, which may include claims adjusters and insurance providers. Perfor...
1-2 years experience is required Reporting to the Manager of Family Medicine Center, assists physicians in the Family Medicine Center by preparing patients for treatment, taking patient medical history, running basic laboratory tests, assisting during patient treatments and providing basic patient instructions. Performs a variety of clerical duties. Job Specifications: Successful completion of ...
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. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours 9 a.m. - 6:00 and some weekends as needed...
GESSLER CLINIC *FT Clerical Float* *PT Receptionist* *Medical Secretary* *Medical Technician/ Technologist* Florida License required. *Certified Medical Assistant* Must be CERTIFIED or REGISTERED as an MA to apply *Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner* Competitive wages. Excellent benefits. Email Resume to: ***** ***Please include salary expectation*** or Appl...
Certification Required Reporting to the Manager of Family Medicine Center, assists physicians in the Family Medicine Center by preparing patients for treatment, taking patient medical history, running basic laboratory tests, assisting during patient treatments and providing basic patient instructions. Performs a variety of clerical duties. Job Specifications: Successful completion of a Medical ...
Medical Assistant Specialty practice with offices in Dublin and Grove City accepting resumes for FT/PT MA's. Hours vary from 7am-6:30pm. Benefits, 401K, Experience preferred. Fax resumes to Angie at 614-761-4893 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34476
Busy Primary Care office is seeking: BILLER, MEDICAL ASSISTANT, RECEPTIONIST, PHLEBOTOMIST, Experience required. Email resume to *****...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ TRANSCRIPTIONIST/SCRIBE Fulll Time Medical Assistant/Transcriptionist/Scribe needed for busy ophthalmology practice. Candidate must be proficient in typing and have good written/communications skill. Transcription or Scribe experience highly desired, but will train the right person. Traveling to satellite offices will be required using company car. Please email resume to retvit2...
SIU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Exceptional Medicine. Partners in Care. Rewarding Careers. ONGOING NEED FOR CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANTS Provide clinical & clerical support for Physicians in an out-patient clinic. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1) High school graduate or equivalent; AND 2) Possession of current/valid certification as a Certified MA Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 31st For more information, and...
MA/FT Looking for someone with at least 2 years experience as a certified medical assistant to work FT for a small family practice office in Hilliard. Clinical and clerical duties. M-F 8-5 fax resume to (614) 771-5487. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Company Confidential Groton, MA, 01450
Experienced Medical Assistant to work in a fast paced pediatric office. Position located in Groton, MA with occasional travel to other offices. Requirements: proficient in clinical skills and knowledge of vaccines a must. Candidate should be a team player, energetic, compassionate, hardworking and fast learner with pediatric experience. Flexible availability needed. Must have experience. QUA...
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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.
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