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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.
Performs a variety of patient care activitites to assist physicians and nursing personnel, including administering injections, EKG's, phlebotomy and varioius other procedures. Delivers quality customer service and maintains established quality control standards. Performs all duties within the scope of a Certified Medical Assistant. Rooms patients according to company standards. Records patient car...
Busy Cardiology practice is seeking a full time experienced Medical Assistant or LVN. Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years of experience in Cardiology is REQUIRED, NextGen software experience, organizational skills and desire to perform high quality work, must be organized and self directed. Benefits: Competitive salary, health insurance, 401K and paid time off...
Company Confidential The Woodlands, TX, 77384
We are a gastroenterology office seeking a medical assistant, lvn or equivalent to join our staff. The individual must be willing to learn and motivated. We are seeking someone who is organized, communicates well, and is a team player. This is full time position. Salary, vacation and benefits will be disclosed during interview process. Resumes may be emailed in or drop off at our office locat...
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 Hudson Valley/Rockland County office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients f...
Certified Medical Assistant with experience, preferably in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Very busy offices located on Upper East side of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Experience with electronic records a plus! Position available immediately....
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 East Side office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their appointment...
Company Confidential Southlake, TX, 76092
Certified Medical Assistant needed immediately for a private fertility practice in Southlake, TX. The candidate must possess excellent phlebotomy skills and be capable of careful attention to detail. This is position is 30-40 hours/week, Monday thru Friday, and one weekend per month of 3-4 hours/day, with excellent benefits. Please send resume by email to *****....
Company Confidential Pottsville, PA, 17901
Healthcare OFFICE MANAGER/ MEDICAL ASSISTANT Seeking office manager/ medical assistant with front and back office experience. Ability to multi task with good communication, organizational, and computer (electronic medical records) skills needed. Full Time/Benefits. Replies confidential. Send replies to: PO Box 255 Pottsville, PA 17901 Listing provided by: The Republican Herald, Pottsville, ...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL, 33614
Essential Job Responsibilities: Fulfills patient care responsibilities as assigned that may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as needed with walking transfers, dressing, collecting specimens, preparing for exam, etc.; collecting patient history; performing screenings per provider guidelines; assisting physician...
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....
Coastal Cancer Center offers a supportive and professional environment where our team members can focus on their long term career path through mutual growth and development. Our goals include exceeding the expectations of our patients, demonstrating our commitment to each other on a daily basis and a desire to take our company to new heights. Coastal Cancer Center is looking to fill a Certified M...
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE: A Certified Medical Assistant, or LPN, with 1 or more years Dermatology experience. Please apply online at: http://www.watsonclinic.com/jobs/ CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program. Medical Assistant Certification by the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) or America...
Physician office conducting medical review of drug screening is seeking both Full time and Part time Medical Assistants to interview donors on the phone. A successful candidate will have strong communication and computer skills. Will not work holidays, nights or weekends. Telephone triage experience will be helpful. Great benefits (401K, health and dental insurance, Paid time off) Pre-employment d...
Company Confidential Kansas City, MO, 64131
Multi Physician group near Research Med. Center is looking for a professional certified medical assistant to work with our doctors, patients and nurses. This individual will provide injections, assist in rooming patients and other administrative tasks. Great Benefits, 401K, paid time off. Full time M-F 8:30-5. Pre-employment drug screening....
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 Ridgewood, NJ, 07450
Seeking full time position for medical assistant in a large specialty practice, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30, with one hour of unpaid lunch. The position requires 3 to 4 evenings per month and occasional Saturdays. The primary function of a medical assistant is to maintain patient flow and prescription renewals. Medical assistants work as a team in triage. There is a team leader assigned daily that pr...
Medical Assistant/ Scheduler Pain Management and Injury Relief (PMIR) Medical Center – Santa Monica, CA 90404 With three clinics, two surgery centers and a central business office, PMIR is a dynamic and growing interventional Pain Management practice in Southern California. Founded in 2003, we take an integrative and comprehensive approach to pain management, offering the latest FDA-approved pro...
"We are growing! Due to our expansion, we are seeking candidates for the following position." Job Summary: Serves as a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team. Works under the direction of a qualified professional nurse. Assists with assessments, treatments and the overall care of the participants. Demonstrates proficiency in administering personal and professional healthcare services in a res...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Navy Recruiting Dallas, TX Learn on the job. Good pay/benefits, 30 days vacation/yr, $ for school. No exp OK. HS seniors & grads ages 17-30. Call Mon-Fri 1-800-492-4841. The Dallas Morning News - 10/26/2014...
Company Confidential West Monroe, LA, 71291
Part-time (MWF) Nurse or Medical Assistant needed for busy OB/Gyn office. Responsiblities include, but are not limited to: medical documentation; assisting providers in patient care; triage; precertification of procedures; administering injections; and patient calls....
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance; performs administrative and clerical duties under the direction of a physician.
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Clinical Lab Testing
Collects blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, logs the specimens, and prepares them for testing.
Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders and questions about surgery.
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