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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 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...
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...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic. 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 pr...
Company Confidential Saint Clairsville, OH, 43950
Med. Assistant/LPN Immediate opening for part/full-time, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Call: 740-359-9131 Fax: 740-968-7144 provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
Description The position provides direct nursing care for the medical office. 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 o...
Description The position provides direct nursing care 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 medications and gives intramuscular and subcu...
Description Summary 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. Qualifications Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty...
Description Spring Klein Family Medicine 4002 Louetta Rd Spring, TX 77378 Front Desk 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. Triage incoming calls, review all phone messages and return cal...
Description Cyfair Medical Partners (Family Practice) 15003 FM 529 Ste A Houston, TX 77095 Hours: Monday to Thursday (7AM - 5PM) Friday (8am - 12pm) 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 c...
Description Houston Float Team Cy-Fair Hours: 40/ HR Provides caring and compassionate direct care in a clinic setting under the direction of a physician. Float team is assigned to support 30 providers in Cyfair area. Assists medical providers-and maintains a clean and safe environment in accordance with the practice policies and procedure. Expected to cover the front desk as needed. Triage ...
Description Cypress Fairbanks Internal Medicine 11307 FM 1960 Suite 310 Houston, TX 77065 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 . Expected to cover the front des...
Description Front Office Medical Assistant Referral Coordinator Location: Medical Partners of Lakewood 6333 Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75214 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 procedure...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic on an as needed basis. There are no set hours/schedule for this position. 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...
Description Cypress Fairbanks Internal Medicine 11307 FM 1960 Suite 310 Houston, TX 77065 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 Spring Klein Family Medicine 4002 Louetta Rd Spring, TX 77378 Full Time 40 Hrs 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 time...
Description Certified Medical Assistant -Bilingual- NW Houston TX 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,...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic on an as needed basis. There are no set hours/schedule for this position. 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...
Description The position provides direct nursing care and performs administrative procedures for the medical office and wellness clinic on an as needed basis. There are no set hours/schedule for this position. 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...
Description Float Team Medical Assistant Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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. Duties: Scheduling patient appointments...
Description Lakewood Pediatric Clinic 6301 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214 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. Duties: Scheduling patient appointments in a Pediat...

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Medical Assistant

Salaries

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Education / Training

Certification
25.9%
Associates
21.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Vocational
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Bachelor's
6.6%
High School
6.1%
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