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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 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 desk as needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, ...
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 . Expected to cover the front desk as needed. Prepares equipment and assists physicians with medical treatments, ...
Description Obstetrics and Gynecology Center of Northwest Houston 11307 FM 1960 Ste 210 Houston, Texas 77065 Full time (8:30 AM to 5:30 PM) 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 t...
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 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 Lakewood Women's Center 6301 Gaston Ave Dallas, Texas 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 for various prac...
Description Medical Assistant Per Diem Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection...
Description Medical Assistant Per Diem Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection...
Description Medical Assistant Per Diem Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection...
Description Medical Assistant Per Diem Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection...
Description Medical Assistant - MA - Full Time Days - LaHabra Urgent Care Here we grow again! Tenet Outpatient Services Division (OSD) is opening a new MedPost Urgent Care center in LaHabra , CA September 2014! Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other approp...
Description Medical Assistant Per Diem Urgent Care Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam rooms, identifies purpose of visit, prepares patient for exam by weighing patient, taking vital signs, and obtaining other appropriate data. Assists providers with minor medical procedures, clinical tests, EKGs, splinting/casting. Assists with front desk registration, payment collection...
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80220
Medical Assistant Immediate opening for experienced Certified Medical Assistant for an Orthopedic Practice in Denver. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include: Applicant must be able to complete paperwork for lab tests, schedule and obtain authorizations for diagnostic tests at physician's request. Review current patient medication list and allergies and cross check with chart, document pat...
Company Confidential DALLAS, TX
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examination by taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary. * Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by complet...
Wabash Valley Health Center (dba St. Ann Clinic) is a not-for-profit clinic in Terre Haute, Ind., devoted to providing health care to adults and children who are living without access to comprehensive health care services and who are challenged by the barrier of affordability. WVHC currently has 3 openings for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) has duties a...
FRONT DESK/MA – CLEAR LAKE AREA A busy multi-physician Rheumatology practice is looking for a Front Desk/MA person! Candidate should have some medical experience in verifying insurance benefits, arranging referrals, obtaining authorizations, collecting co-pays and deductibles, and checking patients in/out. Being bilingual is a plus but not mandatory. Medical Assistant experience is a must. This p...
Physicians’Diagnostics & Rehabilitation (PDR) is a specialty clinic with a focus on and medical expertise in the treatment of neck and back pain. We are currently hiring for the following 2 posistions. Medical Receptionist & Medical Assistant We are looking for someone who is friendly and enthusiastic. You’ll need to be well presented, punctual, self motivated and be able to problem solve. You’l...
ENT And Allergy Associates Medical Assistant ENT and Allergy Associates, New York & New Jersey's premier ENT and Allergy medical practice, is seeking a self-motivated, people-friendly full time Medical Assistant for our Bayside and Astoria office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their a...
Medical Assistants Full Time Requires 2+ yrs exp. & HS/MA certificates. Bi-lingual a plus! Send CV: Family Care Health Centers Attn: HR Director 401 Holly Hills St. Louis, MO 63111 Fax: 314/353-1310 (1944103)...

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Medical Assistant

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Certification
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21.4%
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