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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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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 ...
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...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49684
Medical Assistant FT/PT Certified. This high energy individual must be a team player, have exceptional computer & multitasking skills, & thrive in an ever changing environment. Experience preferred. Please send resume & cover letter to ***** This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
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. ...
Company Confidential Short Hills, NJ, 07078
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA) Experienced FULL TIME Monday – Friday no weekends, some late nights. Medical practice with multiple locations is looking for a bi-lingual Certified Medical Assistant. Must speak Spanish. Some of the duties include but are not limited to working with the physician, escorting patients into exam rooms, taking vitals, charting in the electronic medical record, surg...
Company Confidential Kirkland, WA, 98034
Part-time Certified Medical Assistant for Kirkland dermatology office. Dermatology experience preferred. Responsibilities to include medical and administrative duties. Salary D.O.E. Please fax resume to 425-820-2673....
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 West Side office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their appointment...
JOB TITLE:Medical Assistant REPORTS TO:Clinic Manager FLSA STATUS:Non-exempt JOB OVERVIEW:Responsible for patient care under the direction of a physician or licensed health care provider. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 1.Room patients, obtain vitals, patient history and reason for seeking care. 2.Process telephone messages. 3.Follow prescription refill procedures. 4.Ma...
Description Medical Assistant, PRN 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 Education and/or Experience HS Diploma or equivalent required. Certification of ...
Description MA Full Time 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 and nurses with minor medical procedures. Qualifications Education and/or Experience HS Diploma or equivalent Completion of medical assistant program. ...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16602
*TOP JOB* PART TIME CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT AAAHC accredited outpatient ambulatory surgery center is seeking a part-time Certified Medical Assistant (25-30 hours per week). Qualified candidate for this position is a Certified Medical Assistant with a minimum 2 years experience working in a fast - paced clinical setting. Individual must be able to work well with others in a team environment...
Company Confidential Irving, TX, 75063
Medical Assistant Dermatology Practice Las Colinas, Tx Seeking energetic FT medical asst. Dermatology and laser experience a plus. Email resume to: ***** The Dallas Morning News - 10/05/2014...
Certified Medical Assistant postilion available. Experience in medical clinic preferred. Spanish speaking a plus. Send resume to Siouxland Medical Education Foundation. Attn: Linda, 2501 Pierce Street Sioux City, IA 51104 or email resume to *****...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02108
Ophthalmic Medical Asst For busy multi-specialty practice in our Fall River and Brockton offices. Knowledge of Electronic Health Records helpful. Good typing skills required. Experience preferred. Please fax resume to 508-673-0768....
Job Description Lead Medical Assistant-14000806 Description Tufts University Health Service supports the educational mission of Tufts University by providing accessible and high quality health care for a diverse student population. We strive to maintain the physical, psychological, and social health of students. Our values are confidentiality, respect for diversity, promotion of wellness, and c...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...

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Medical Assistant

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