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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.
Dermatology Medical Assistant Seeking a Superstar MA for an Amazing Dermatology Practice! ATLANTA / DUNWOODY GA We are a busy medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice seeking certified medical assistant with dermatology experience to join our team. Candidate must be able to keep up with a fast paced environment while providing exceptional quality care. Requirements: professional; depend...
Are you looking for a new opportunity to build your resume, grow in your career, and be a part of a successful and growing organization? Familia Dental has a great opportunity for a dynamic Dental Assistant. This highly sought after position is a well-respected role. Familia Dental is a leader in the healthcare industry. The success of Familia Dental spans in 20 locations across multiple states an...
Highly respected medical practice seeks experienced Medical Assistant or LVN for clinical care. This practice is truly committed to efficiently serving its patients at the highest level of care. Duties will include: * coordinating patient flow * heavy patient education * patient triage * perform basic medical assessments * coordinate procedures and tests including scheduling and obtaining pre-auth...
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Large fast-paced, multi-specialty physician practice is seeking a FT experienced highly-motivated, team-oriented candidate to join us in providing comprehensive patient care. Responsibilities will include phone triage. Medical terminology/office experience preferred and computer knowledge required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please send resume, including salary req...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29407
GREAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! Busy Cardiology Office seeks experienced candidates for the following positions. * Medical Assistant F/T * Front Desk Receptionist Full benefits. Must be NON-SMOKER. If you are a team player, please send your resume for review to *****...
National Spine & Pain Centers, the largest interventional pain management practice on the East Coast, is currently recruiting for a, is currently searching for a qualified and energetic Medical Assistant to support our Rockville office location. Our outstanding team of medical professionals demonstrates extraordinary diagnostic and therapeutic skill, encompassing both physiatry and anesthesiology,...
WEST FLORIDA PAIN MANAGEMENT Saint Petersburg, 33701
Medical Assistant - Back Office. Experience with E-Clinical or EMR pref. For interview call 727-553-7330 Reference Code:100415047502...
Sharon Community Health Center Sharon, 16146
Wanted Full Time LPN or Medical Office Assistant. Previous experience in behavioral health preferred. Send resume to Sharon Community Health Center 94 W. Connelly Blvd. Sharon, PA 16146 This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Company Confidential Athens, 30606
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy medical practice in North GA seeking a dynamic and dependable medical assistant. Applicants must be willing to work in Hiram and Rome, with most of the working hours being in Rome. Office hours are Mon Thur, 7am 6pm (3-day weekends!). Benefits such as paid time off, medical insurance, 401(k) and competitive salary are offered. Experience with Allscripts is a plus. E-mail...
Company Confidential Monterey, CA, 93940
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Bright, energetic, multi-takers, with great people skills for innovative Medical office in Monterey. Monday-Friday, competitive salary & benefits. Fax resume 831-373-1717 or email rhema *****...
Company Confidential Waterville, ME, 04903
We are hiring for multiple positions: Medical Assistant / Medical Receptionist Must have great customer service skills and be able to multi-task. Experience in the medical field is preferred. Please send your resume to: PO Box 805, Waterville, ME 04903 This listing brought to you by MaineJobs.com...
Waimanalo Health Center Waimanalo, 96795
WAIMANALO HEALTH CENTER Director of Health Promotion Registered Dietitian Medical/Optometry Assistant Experience working in an optometry office desired Job Applications wamanalohealth.org Please fax all resumes & job applications to: 259-6449 or send via email to: ***** KEYWORD: SAWAIMANALOHEALTH From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Medical Assistant Temporary Medical Assistant Medical Assistant Large local hospital is in need of an experienced Medical Assistant for their Transplant Department. This is a 3 month temporary assignment to covering a medical leave. Must have 3-5 years of Medical Assistant experience. Will be responsible for all administrative duties for patients, including typing letters, answering phones and all...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Certified Medical Assistant via NCCT and a Nevada State Laboratory Assistant certification through the state of NV. Position offers a great hourly rate, a friendly team environment and even weekly pay! Selected candidates must have both certifications to qualify. Apply for this great position as a certified medical assistant today! We are an equal employment o...
ExecuTeam currently has multiple opportunities for experienced Medical Assistants. Great opportunity to utilize your experience in a professional setting with a well-established and expanding practice - Identification with a large, well-known company can help you establish yourself as one of the top people in your profession. Opportunity to work directly with your community utilizing your Medical...
Vera Whole Health is a market leading healthcare service that delivers comprehensive, intelligent primary and wellness care to employees via employer- funded worksite clinics. About our model Vera Whole Health and our client’s work together synergistically to provide client employees with exceptional care regardless of the medium in which they receive it. Vera is able to provide client’s employees...
Certified Medical Assistant JOB OPPORTUNITY for a Certified Medical Assistant to join a large and well known Managed Care Organization in the Tempe Area. This position is a full time opportunity with a great schedule and a very competitive pay rate. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Certified Medical Assistant will be working in an office setting providing telephonic patient education and information about r...
Seeking Certified Medical Assistant at Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii – Makalapa CasePro is a Federal Contractor that provides medical services to the United States Navy. We currently have an opening for a CMA to join our staff at the Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii – Makalapa. The schedule is Monday through Friday, no more than 80 hours in a two week period. Requirements: · Possess a High School Diploma...
Dermatology Medical Assistant and Front Desk Assistant Full time Medical Assistant and Front Desk Assistant needed for a busy Dermatology office located in Memorial City. Experience is a PLUS. We are currently seeking a team player who provides excellent patient care. This person must be able to demonstrate the ability to multitask so that priority items are completed on time each day. Please spec...
Certified Medical Assistant We are looking for qualified a Medical Assistant whose dedication to patients, attention to detail and positive attitude result in consistently providing the best care possible for each of our patients. Part Time to Full Time. No weekends, evenings, holidays or “on call.” Full-Time Benefits include Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays Off, 401K with company ma...
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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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Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.
Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
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