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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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CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Mile Bluff Medical Center has a full time position available at the Mile Bluff Clinic in Mauston for a Certified Medical Assistant. Minimum two years of experience preferred. Duties include rooming patients, taking vital signs, assisting with procedures, injections/immunizations, utilizing EHR for documentation, phone communication and more. Benefit package available. ...
Must be certified or registered Would like if you had 1-2 years experience Must have experience with EMR Must be able to do multiple duties within the office Friendly caring personality Must be punctual and dependable...
Company Confidential Norman, OK, 73071
RN, LPN or Medical Assistant and Medical Office Receptionist Busy medical office looking for caring individual to assist patients, doctors and teammates. If you are interested in medicine, love to help people, and excel under pressure, we have room for an energetic team player! RN, LPN or MA: Verifies patient information Records medical history Work alongside physicians in a clinical setting ...
Company: Yoh Occupational Health Medical Assistant's (MA) needed for a Contract Job opportunity with Yoh's client located in Chattanooga, TN. The Big Picture: 6-8 MA's or Phlebotomists needed for a temporary role between 8/18 and 11/14 for part time health screens. Hours will be Mon- Fri from approximately 7am - 12pm. Top Skills Should You Possess: Occupational Health MA - Complete Biometric ...
Medical Assistant Supervisor (Dermatology) St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute is looking to hire an experienced dermatology supervisor to lead our dermatology team. About St. Luke's: St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute is a multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice with 18 MD’s and nearly 350 employees located in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida. With six locations spread over four counties in...
Busy OB-GYN office Duties include: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure and weight; reporting patient history summary * Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical r...
Surgical Assistant - Dermatology St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute is looking to hire a full-time, medical assistant with experience in dermatology to join the organization! About St. Luke's: St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute is a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice with 18 MD’s and nearly 350 employees located in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida. With seven locations spread over four co...
Medical Assistant is responsible for taking vitals and preparing examination rooms. Must be able to check in and check out patients, collect co-pays, verify eligibility, and benefits. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for scheduling new appointments, obtaining authorizations and pre-certs. Strong communication skills required and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Bilingual is a ...
Certified Medical Assistants Heath Services of North Texas, a growing North Texas based non-profit primary care and ob/gyn medical care centers in Denton seeks F/T certified medical assistants to support our medical clinics. Positions require certification and a minimum of 2 years exp. in either primary care or ob/gyn clinic or private practice. Exp. with electronic health records strongly preferr...
Description: The Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and various other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Essential Job Functions Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assista...
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. Learn more about Optum Clinics at: http://www.optumclinic.com/ We expect our Medical Assistants to be a jack of all trade. They will be responsible for completing vitals and blood d...
Company Confidential Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
MA/Check In, Full Time 5 + years exp in a small, busy family practice office. eClinical exp a must. $11-$14 per hr. + benefits Pinellas Park location. Email ***** Reference Code:100420936102...
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: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a...
Company Confidential Woodbridge, VA, 22192
I have a direct hire position for a Medical Assistants position in Woodbridge, VA. The WP provide primary, prenatal, dental and behavioral health care to all residents, regardless of age, income or insurance status Benefits for employees-training, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, short term and long term disability, life insurance, vacation and personal leave and much more add...
Company: Yoh Medical Assistant needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Livermore, CA. Top Skills Should You Possess: - Strong injection skills What You'll Be Doing: - Rooming patients and obtaining vitals - Will perform blood draws and immunizations - Will assist in pre-employment physicals - Will perform audiometry and spirometry testing What You Need to Bring to t...
About Us We provide Substance Abuse treatment for adults with clinical therapy and assisted daily living skills development. Responsibilities • Taking blood and vital signs of clients • Coordinate health screening and monitoring • Provide travel and support to outside medical professionals • Order and audit client medication • Work with nurses/caregivers to ensure proper care is provided an...
Medical Assistant – Edina and Burnsville Area (Full-time) Seeking an experienced Medical Assistant for our surgical specialty practice. Work location typically our Edina (near Southdale hospital) and Burnsville clinic locations. Monday - Friday daytime hours typically between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Primary Duties: · Exam room set up, and rooming of patients · Assist physicians with pre/post op ...
Certified Medical Assistant-ENT In need of energetic Medical assistant with 3-5 years of experience and a great passion for patient care to work in busy ENT/facial plastic office. Also must be able to travel to clinic in Issaquah and Bellevue. This is an exciting and challenging and fast pace clinic. Experience with NexGen a plus. Bellevue Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, a Proliance care center, ha...

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