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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.
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Description 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. Special Duties: Scheduling patient appointments in a busy family medicine practice Responsible for checking in all patients and verifying insurance coverage...
Description 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. Triage incoming calls, review all phone messages and return calls in a timely manner and or give messages to another individual responsible for calls Handlin...
Description Family Medicine at Garland 5435 N. Garland Ave. Suite 190 Garland, Texas 75040 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 . Prepares equipment and assists...
Description Lake Pointe Medical Partners Family Medicine at Garland 5435 N Garland Ave, Suite 190 Garland, Texas 75040 Identifies and greets patients, escorts patient to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers and nurses with minor medical procedures. May draw blood. Dut...
Description Sierra Providence Medical Partners Horizon 13800 Eastlake, Ste 400 El Paso, Texas Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Assists in the assessment of patient needs . Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams, and medical procedures. Complete necessary documentation using Electronic Medi...
Description 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 . Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams, and medical procedures. Complete nece...
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,...
Busy Orthopedic office in Chestnut Hill, MA seeks an experienced Medical Receptionist/Certified Medical Assistant for a full time position. This position requires at least two years of previous experience in both a Medical Reception and Medical Assistant capacity. The qualified candidate will be scheduling appointments, booking surgery, and collecting co-payments. Other duties will include height...
AP Healthcare is currently working with a healthcare facility, in Worcester MA, that is looking for an experienced Medical Secretary/Medical Administrative Assistant to join their team! This Medical Secretary/Medical Administrative Assistant will be responsible for all front-office duties, as they will act as a first point of contact for patients within the facility. Qualified Medical Secretary/Me...
Company Confidential Oviedo, FL, 32765
Large Orlando area Podiatric practice looking for a Posting Medical Receptionist preferably with Podiatric or Orthopedic experience for our Oviedo and Downtown Orlando locations -- employee travels to both locations. Intergy experience and computer skills are a must. Duties include posting charges (from a Superbill/Encounter Form), answering phones, greeting patients, updating patient's EMR Chart,...
AP Healthcare has teamed up with a very reputable healthcare organization, in need for a Medical Assistant/Medical Secretary to join their team. This Medical Assistant/Medical Secretary will become an integral member of the patient care team, assisting with both patient enrollment and direct patient support. This Medical Assistant/Medical Secretary will be responsible for working independently, as...
Medical Assistant for busy orthopedic office in Billings. Fax resume to 406-237-5051 attn: Kelli or email *****...
Description: The successful Medical Assistant candidate will be part of a team dedicated to improving the delivery and quality of health care that is patient-centered, safe and effective in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for Medical Assistants in each of our new Optum clinics: Energy Corridor (77077) Greenway (77027) Baybrook (77598) We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of...
Busy practice with warm and caring atmosphere is ready to complete its team with an MA with exceptional customer service skills and strong EHR experience. Duties include: Coordinating patient flow Scribing during exams Providing patient education Triaging patient calls A minimum of 2 years of related medical office experience in an EHR environment is required. Interviews coordinated through...
Immediate Opening for Medical Assistant for busy Gyn office. Need a dependable, punctual medical assistant who can learn quickly and follow directions. Duties include patient care, infection control, cleaning and sterilization, lab testing, venipuncture. Growth in company is possible. HIgh school diploma required....
Description First Choice Physician Partner are looking for an experienced and talented Medical Assistant to support a busy clinic in San Luis Obispo area. Requirements Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history, perform EKGs. Performs lab tests when needed. Process medication refill request. Prepares equipment and assists ...
Description St. Francis Cardiology Associates in Bartlett TN is in need of a strong Medical Assistant for one of their physicians. Cardiology background is preferred. Description Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history, perform EKGs. Performs lab tests when needed. Process medication refill request. Prepares equipment ...
Description Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history, perform EKGs. Performs lab tests when needed. Process medication refill request. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers prescribed oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous injections...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office. Assists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history. Performs lab tests when needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers prescribed oral medica...
DescriptionAssists in the assessment of patient needs and health plan by taking vital signs, blood pressure, patient history, perform EKGs. Performs lab tests when needed. Process medication refill request. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, exams and medical procedures and administers prescribed oral medications and gives intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. ...

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Medical Assistant

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