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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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Busy pediatric practice is seeking a CMA to complete our team. Responsibilities include patient workup, triage, vitals, input information into EMR, vaccine management, assisting providers with patient care coordination, communicating with patients at time of visit and via phone. Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: ***** This listing brought to you...
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 an...
CHC is currently seeking a two full-time Medical Assistants for our new on-site health center, scheduled to open in December 2014. Located in Hughesville, MD, this health center will provide Urgent Care, Primary Care, and Occupational Health services to employees of the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). With the health center's proactive, educative approach, associates and their depe...
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 Kenmore, NY, 14217
MEDICAL ASSISTANT: 6 MDs. OB/GYN practice seeks energetic, flexible, multi-tasker who is able to work at our Kenmore and Depew locations. FT & PT positions avail. Pd vacation & holidays. No weekends. Fax resume: 716-877-2084...
Company Confidential Plano, TX, 75025
Pediatric office in Plano, TX has an excellent full time employment opportunity for an experienced Certified Medical Assistant. Pediatric experience is preferred. Key Responsibilities will include but not limited to: Excellent customer service to provide the highest quality of patient care; Team Player; Take Patient Histories, Vital Signs, and Room Patients; Assist physicians with patient exams a...
Job Description: Currently seeking a Medical Assistant for one of our locations in the Brandon area. Resume must reflect a minimum of 2 years Medical Assisting experience with a minimum of 6 months in Orthopedic or Urgent Care. Must be well-versed in assisting in procedures, suture/staple removal, wound care, injections, and highly prefer casting/splinting. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN A VERY FAST PAC...
Job Description: It's Not Too Late!!!! We are actively interviewing and hiring the Orlando areas most talented Registered Medical Assistants! If you are a Registered Medical Assistant though AMT with more than 3 years of clinical experience in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics or Dermatology then we want to meet with you right a way! This is an amazing opportunity to expand y...
Cosmetic Dermatology Medical Assistant *experience required* A Dermatology office located in Houston's Inner-Loop is currently accepting applications for a: Full Time Cosmetic Medical Assistant. Position Description below. **REPLIES MUST INCLUDE RESUME AND COVER LETTER** Qualifications • Passionate about the beauty and aesthetic industry. • Aptitude to perform cosmetic and medical responsibil...
Company Confidential Grapevine, TX, 76051
Medical Assistant for busy Orthopedic/ Pain Management clinic office. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history in a EHR; confirming purpose of visit. * Casting, Drawing injections, DME, Medication call ins and refills, FMLA forms, busy phone line, Administer IV a plus, glucose and pregnancy testing. * Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with...
Looking for a medical assistant to work in an Interventional Radiologist office in Clearwater/Countryside area. Employee would assist in patient intake, patient pre and post surgery care, as well as discharging patients....
Company Confidential Havre de Grace, MD, 21078
Established specialty practice looking to hire a long-term, full-time employee to join our group in providing superior care to our patients. Candidate should have previous Medical Assisting experience and knowledge of electronic medical records. Our office employs long term professionals who have come to appreciate and function proficiently in a team environment. Candidate should be capable, compa...
Description -Provides caring and compassionate direct are 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, medication listing, assessing visual acuity, and ...
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. ...
BioTek Labs is a national laboratory firm that specializes in Immunology Therapy with a unique and proprietary method of testing and treating allergies and food sensitivities. We aim to take a blend of allergist strength and personal attention and blend that with a fast turnaround time and easy convenience. Our tests are customized to each locale, and our immunotherapy are handcrafted in-house and...
Family Health Care of Central Florida is looking for a Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team. We are seeking an energetic LPN or certified/registered medical assistant who is proficient in both administrative and clinical skills in the medical care environment. We are seeking a candidate with a positive outlook, a genuine love for patients, excellent customer service skill...
McFarland Eye Centers is seeking a full-time ophthalmic/ medical assistant with the following qualifications: Experience working in healthcare Good keyboarding and computer skills CNA or COA certification preferred NextGen experience is preferred. EOE For over thirty-three years, the dedicated doctors and staff of McFarland Eye Centers have been privileged to serve the wonderful people of Ark...
Company Confidential Virginia Beach, VA
Large medical office in Virginia Beach seeking qualified Medical Assistants with at least 1 year OB/GYN, Primary Care or Family Practice experience. Duties Include: Working directly with patients during exams and procedures, patient triage, prescription refills, phlebotomy, and giving injections. Our office has an EMR for all patient documentation; computer experience helpful but we will train qua...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77027
DESCRIPTION Seeking an office / medical assistant for solo physician Dermatology practice in the Galleria area. Ideal candidate could be a college student or graduate seeking medical office experience. Duties include insurance verifications, scheduling appointments, rooming patients, patient education, charting notes, assisting physician with procedures, returning and answering patient phone call...

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Medical Assistant

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