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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.
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an e...
Job description: Outpatient Mental Healthcare Center is seeking a full time Medical Office Assistant to oversee front office operations to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of medical practice operations. They will be responsible for the overall coordination, planning, scheduling and monitoring of the day to day operations including hands on participation in all office support activities....
Certified Medical Assistant Smaller dermatology and cosmetology practice in Ballantyne area is looking for a temp-to-hire Certified Medical Assistant. Part-time starting out leading to full-time! Responsibilities: Will need to be technically savvy with EMR and ability to work on iPads with doctors to take notes. Will schedule surgeries, coordinate things quickly, must be able to interact with peop...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT / CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Job Description: Assist the Doctor At Home providers, by performing clinical and administrative tasks. The MA/CNA provides quality nursing care to patients; implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department, as well as with other departments; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquirie...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14221
Medical/Dental office assistant- (Williamsville / Niagara Falls) Have you examined your career goals lately? Would you like to work with a fully committed team that focuses on the highest quality oral surgery for their patients? Are you compassionate, motivated to succeed , and people-oriented? Are you a good communicator and listener who helps to move people into action? If so, we have what you a...
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...
Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates, P.A. is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant with dermatology experience to join our team. This individual must be a caring team player in a fast-paced environment and must understand the importance of patient education, proper documentation and patient follow-up. Duties also include scribing, assisting in surgery, digital photos, sterilizing instruments and...
Medical Doctor /Physician Assistant /Nurse Practitioner, Part-time Comprehensive New York City Metro Area Medical House Calls program is looking for part-time bilingual English-Spanish MD/PA/NP · Provide limited mobility, homebound patients with inclusive medical care in their homes · Ability to effectively communicate with patients and families in English and Spanish · Ability to work independent...
Work With People Who Put You First! Certified Medical Assistant – Physicians Practice/Clinic Capital is seeking to fill an immediate opening in Pittsburgh PAfor aCertified Medical Assistant (MA) with a minimum of one year medical experience in a physician’s office to assist in the delivery of health care and patient management. Responsibilities include: · Knowledge of medical practice and care · K...
Company Confidential Miami, FL
Business unit, department: Medical Management Reports to: Director of Case Management Job Purpose: The Medical Management assistant serves as a resource to the Medical Management department Requirements: - Bilingual (English-Spanish) - Knowledge of commonly used claims and health insurance terminology - Multitasking - Follow ups - Detail oriented and organizational skills - Good communications ski...
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...
Westchester Health Associates, PLLC ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE AAMA OR AMT CERTIFIED. WE ONLY ACCEPT RESUMES FROM APPLICANTS WITH ACTIVE AND VALID CMA/CCMA/RMA CERTIFICATIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE. APPLICANT MUST HAVE PASSED THE STATE BOARD TEST. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PEDIATRICS EXPERIENCE. SCHEDULED HOURS ARE MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 AM - 5:30 PM WITH SOME SATURDAYS AND AM SUNDAYS At Westchester Health, our pat...
Are you bored with your current Medical Assistant position? Do you not want to work weekends? Have you just graduated and are trying to get your career started? A unique and exciting opportunity to work as a Clinical Assistant with physicians providing care in nursing facilities exists at IN-House Senior Services! IN- House Senior Services is a leading provider of on-site geriatric healthcare, spe...
To assist physician, nurses and patients by providing ambulatory medical care services. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures, which may include pelvic exams, or other clinical proce...
A busy family practice office with great benefits is seeking a: Full Time Scanner Full Time Medical Biller Medical office Experience required Full Time Medical Assistant Fax resumes to (801) 485-6339 or email to: *****...
Medical Assistant – Back Office Atlanta Women’s Health Group, the largest OB/GYN practice in Georgia has a current opening for a Medical Assistant in a busy practice in north Atlanta. We are seeking a polished professional with OB/GYN practice experience to perform basic medical, technical and administrative support services in our busy practice. The ideal candidate will have Medical Assistant cer...
Description Position Summary: Your license/certification qualifies you to work with us as a Medical Assistant to provide clinical support in an medical office setting. Responsibilities: Assess patients' status and prepare patient for treatment. Perform laboratory and radiology procedures as ordered by the provider. Performs in-house diagnostic testing and run quality control processes on all testi...
Administrative Assistant Medical Open Arms Care provides individuals with developmental disabilities homes and working environment, which they can take ownership and pride. Open Arms Care Corporation is looking for Adminstrative Assistant in the nursing area. Must have at least 3 years experience as a administrative assistant preferable in a medical setting. · Develop and maintain tracking forms d...
Company Confidential Fort Myers, FL, 33907
Thriving Medical Practice seeks an Ophthalmic Tech or an Medical Assistant who is interested in being trained in the field ophthalmology. Great benefits package. Responsibilities: Assists physician with exams. Explains procedures and testing preparation to patients. Performs ophthalmic work-ups and prepares exam rooms. Administers patient medicine when directed by physician. Completes lab and diag...
Description Certified Medical Assistant -Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists medical providers, and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, BP, patient history, medication listing, assessin...
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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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Clinical Lab Testing
Authorizes drug refills and provides prescription information to pharmacies.
Schedules surgeries by making arrangements with the surgical center; verifying times with patients; preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
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