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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.
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...
Job Description: Seeking Hard-working LPN and /or Certified Medical Assistant with prior doctor's office experience, computer experience, and people skills for a position in a Very Busy Gastroenterology. 32-40 hours per week, 1 Weekend day per month, 3 weeks paid time off Hourly wage based on experience. Submission Requirements Resume Skills/Qualifications Previous electronic medical record ...
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...
The Medical Assistant is responsible for supporting the physicians and techs in the imaging nuclear section of Cardiology. The successful candidate will greet patients, start IV’s, and perform blood draws. Ensures all necessary information is in the patient’s medical record prior to the appointment. May also assist with test scheduling and pre-certification. Must be detailed oriented and have exce...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77065
Busy Pediatric Practice in Northwest Houston/Cypress area, looking for a Certified Medical Assistance with a minimum of 3 years of experience. Job Duties To Include but not Limited To Are : 1. Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests. 2. Taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature. 3. Reporting patient history. 4. Maintains safe, secure and healthy work en...
Company Confidential DALLAS, TX
Job Purpose: Helps patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Duties: * Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit. * Prepares patients for examination by taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary. * Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by complet...
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80220
Medical Assistant Immediate opening for experienced Certified Medical Assistant for an Orthopedic Practice in Denver. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include: Applicant must be able to complete paperwork for lab tests, schedule and obtain authorizations for diagnostic tests at physician's request. Review current patient medication list and allergies and cross check with chart, document pat...
Ardmore Orthopedics Center seeking experienced Medical Assistant Hours are: 8am-5pm; Salary negotiable. Send resume with references to: *****...
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....
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 Bayside and Astoria office. Responsibilities Welcomes patients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries. Prepares patients for their a...
FRONT DESK/MA – CLEAR LAKE AREA A busy multi-physician Rheumatology practice is looking for a Front Desk/MA person! Candidate should have some medical experience in verifying insurance benefits, arranging referrals, obtaining authorizations, collecting co-pays and deductibles, and checking patients in/out. Being bilingual is a plus but not mandatory. Medical Assistant experience is a must. This p...
The Medical Assistant / X-Ray Tech is responsible for providing basic clinical care to patients commensurate with their medical education. Duties include performing initial clinical evaluations as well as directed procedures for urgent care, occupational health and worker’s compensation procedures. This position will perform x-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement using knowled...
JSA Healthcare There's Never Been A Better Time To Join JSA! Are you looking for an exciting change? Would you like to have weekends and holidays off? Discover the difference at JSA Healthcare. JSA Healthcare Corporation, a HealthCare Partners Company, is seeking talented medical professionals to join our team! As part of our continued growth, we are seeking: TRIAGE NURSES (RNs required) NU...
Medical Assistants Full Time Requires 2+ yrs exp. & HS/MA certificates. Bi-lingual a plus! Send CV: Family Care Health Centers Attn: HR Director 401 Holly Hills St. Louis, MO 63111 Fax: 314/353-1310 (1944103)...
CNAs All shifts, Full time & Part time 1 year LTC experience a must. Bilingual English / Spanish a plus. Apply at The Crossings 4445 Pine Forest Drive, Lake Worth, 33463 or fax 561-433-9161 EOE/DFWP...
part-time Experienced nurse ( RN,LPN,or Certified Medical Assistant) Pediatrice office, part-time, two evenings 1:30-8:00,one day 8:30 to 3:00, every other Saturday 8:30-1:00, and fill-in. Fax resume to 847-839-0800....
Medical Assistant Busy ENT Office Frisco, TX Experienced MA needed for busy pediatric ENT in Frisco. Please fax resume to 214-494-4159 or email to: ***** No calls please! The Dallas Morning News - 09/28/2014...
Company Confidential Stuart, FL, 34994
Willing to cross train in other positions. Busy Port St. Lucie and Stuart offices. MUST BE CERTIFIED EMR experience preferred. Fax resume to: 772-600-1744 or email resume to: *****...
MEDICAL ASSISTANT POSITIONS PRN positions available at Oakland Bay Pediatrics and Shelton Family Medical located in Shelton, WA. Da shifts M-F. Must have graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant program and must be DOH certification eligible. Knowledge of medical terminology, computer experience, excellent communication and phone skills are required. Previous experience preferred. You may ...
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$20,800.00 - $37,440.00
Typical Salary for Medical Assistant
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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.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Clinical Lab Testing
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
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