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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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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...
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 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 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...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care as outlined in the Skills Inventory, under the direct or indirect supervision of a Physician. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cyc...
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 OB/GYN Center of NW Houston 11302 Fallbrook Dr Houston, TX 77065 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. ...
Description Location: Lake Pointe/ Doctors/ Centennial 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 practices. Respo...
Work With People Who Put You First! Certified Medical Assistant – Physicians Practice/Clinic Capital is seeking to fill an immediate opening in Moon, PAfor aCertified Medical Assistant (MA) with a minimum of one year medical experience in a physician’s office to assist in the delivery of health care and patient management. Responsibilities include: Knowledge of medical practice and care Knowl...
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...
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent full time employment opportunity, with benefits, for an experienced Medical Assistant to work at its Terrell HeartPlace clinic located in Terrell, TX. Prior experience as a Medical Assistant working in a clinical capacity would be required. Experience in cardiology would be a plus. General Summary Performs selected nursing and administrative/clerical duties that a...
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent employment opportunity for a Medical Assistant (FLOAT) to work at its HeartPlace clinics located throughout the Greater DFW area. This is a full time position with benefits, requiring the successful candidate to be available to work at any of our current HeartPlace facilities as needs dictate. Prior working experience in a back office Medical Assistant capacity is r...
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...
CPR HeartPlace has an excellent full time employment opportunity for an experienced Medical Assistant EP at its North Arlington HeartPlace clinic located at Arlington, TX. Cardiology experience would be required. Experience with electrophysiology (EP) would be helpful. GENERAL SUMMARY Performs selected Medical Assistant and Administrative/Clerical duties that assist in patient care management. P...
Tampa Family Health Centers, Inc. is hring for Medical Assistants. Medical Assistants must be graduates of an accredited technical school and have current CPR certification. Must be computer literate. Benefits include the following: Health Insurance - company pays 80% (after 90 days) Dental Insurance - company pays 100% (after 90 days) Life insurance - Company pays for $20,000 (after 90 days) ...
Company Confidential Sebring, FL, 33870
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing clinical and business office assistance in the offices and clinics of health care providers. *Internal Medicine and/or Cardiology experience preferred Duties: * Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. * Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the e...
II. JOB SUMMARY: The Case Manager is responsible for providing case management and care coordination services for clients presenting for cancer screening services. The Case Manger will assess clients with abnormal screening and/or diagnostic results for potential barriers to care, to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Under direction of the supervisor, the Medical Assistant will maintain a cl...
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...
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Cross Trained Front and Back Office Medical Assistants for busy practice in Los Angeles County Job Description: Answering phones, scheduling appointments, making callbacks rescheduling appointments. Patient check-in/check-out, insurance verifications, collecting co-pays and other front office duties, as assigned. Vitals, room patients, patient history. Requirements: Mini...

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