2017 Medical Assistants
Median Pay: US$30,590
Entry Level: Postsecondary nondegree award
Summary
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Duties

Medical assistants typically do the following:

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Help the physician with patient examinations
  • Give patients injections or medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Medical assistants take and record patients' personal information. They must be able to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel who are involved in treating the patient.

Electronic health records (EHRs) are changing some medical assistants' jobs. More and more physicians are adopting EHRs, moving all their patient information from paper to electronic records. Assistants need to learn the EHR software that their office uses.

Medical assistants should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under a physician's supervision.

In larger practices or hospitals, medical assistants may specialize in either administrative or clinical work.

Administrative medical assistants often fill out insurance forms or code patients' medical information. They often answer telephones and schedule patient appointments.

Clinical medical assistants have different duties, depending on the state where they work. They may do basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They may have additional responsibilities, such as instructing patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for x rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, or changing dressings.

Some medical assistants specialize according to the type of medical office where they work. The following are examples of specialized medical assistants:

Ophthalmic medical assistants and optometric assistants help ophthalmologists and optometrists, respectively, provide eye care. They show patients how to insert, remove, and care for contact lenses. Ophthalmic medical assistants also may help an ophthalmologist in surgery.

Podiatric medical assistants work closely with podiatrists (foot doctors). They may make castings of feet, expose and develop x rays, and help podiatrists in surgery.

Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PurposeTo supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be required by the Assistant Director and Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of...
Apply Share

LVN/Licensed Vocational Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Texas Health Physicians Group seeks to hire a Licensed Vocational Nurse to work Full Time at Allen Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.The address is 1120 Raintree Circle Allen TX, 75013Salary range is $18.56/hour - Max $28.19/hour - based on relevant experience.Work ScheduleMonday through Friday 8:...
Apply Share

SALLIE BINGHAM INTERN, LIBRARIES

Type: Internship
Duke University:Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked...
Apply Share

Lead Rad Tech

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Lead Radiologic Technologist works with Medical Providers and/or a Medical Assistants with the examination and treatment of GoHealth Urgent Care patients. This role is responsible for providing a variety of technical procedures and apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiologic diagnosis...
Apply Share
Fayetteville, AR

Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Shift: 5PM-5AMLicensure: Idaho Licensed Practical Nurse license required.New graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive on-the job training and mentorship provided.The primary purpose of your job...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Hours: 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM, 10PM-6AMLicensure: Idaho CNA licenseNew graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive on-the job training and mentorship provided.As an Ensign affiliated skilled nursing...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Shift: , 2PM-10:15PM, 10:00 PM- 6:15 AMLicensure: Idaho CNA LicenseNew graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive on-the job training and mentorship provided.As an Ensign affiliated skilled...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Shift: Flexible - 8, 10, and 12 hour options available. We're also always looking to add great people to our team - full time, part time, and PRN shifts available!Licensure: Idaho CNA LicenseNew graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Hours: 6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6a rotations availableShifts: We are always looking to add great people to our team on all shifts - PRN and full time positions available!Licensure: Idaho CNA license requiredNew graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Shift: 7pm-7am$500 hiring bonus offered for all full-time hires, and competitive wages are offered for all employees.We are always looking to add great people to our team! Full time, part time, and PRN positions available.Licensure: Idaho Certified Nursing Assistant...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Shift: 6AM-2PM, 2PM-10PM, 10PM-6AMLicensure: Idaho Certified Nursing Assistant license required.We are always looking for great people to add to our team! Full time, part time, and PRN shifts available.New graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Hours: 6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6a, with some 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am shiftsShifts: Day, evening, nightLicensure: Idaho CNA licenseNew graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive on-the job training and...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Hours: 6AM-2PM, 10PM-6AMShifts: Full-time and PRN shifts available for these times!Licensure: Idaho Certified Nursing Assistant license required.New graduate? That's ok! If you are dedicated to caring for others, we would love to hear from you. Comprehensive on...
Apply Share

Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Why Presbyterian SeniorCare Network?We are all about Making Aging Easier®We are a non-profit, faith-based network of living and care options. Our more than 2,100 employees are privileged to serve the needs of more than 6,500 older adults each year in 10 counties in western PA. Across our accredited...
Apply Share

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Registered Nurse (RN)Full time and Part timeMt. Ogden is looking for motivated Registered Nurses to join our team!Overview of Duties:Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.Receive and record telephone orders, and document the prescribed treatments on the resident charts,...
Apply Share
Washington Terrace, UT

Medical Assistant - Primary Care FLoat (TPT, East King County)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Kaiser Permanente Washington serves over 700,000 members across the state of Washington and is growing! We believe that achieving total health for our members takes teamwork and we are looking for exceptional team members who thrive on delivering an exceptional experience for our members and...
Apply Share

Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Shift: All shifts available!Hours: Full time, Part Time, PRNLicensure: Utah CNA LicenseWill you pledge to live CAPLICO?St. Joseph Villa Center's commitment to excellence extends beyond delivering world class health care. Our company mission is to dignify and...
Apply Share
Salt Lake City, UT

Medical Assistant- Primary Care (40hr/wk, Renton)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Kaiser Permanente Washington serves over 700,000 members across the state of Washington and is growing! We believe that achieving total health for our members takes teamwork and we are looking for exceptional team members who thrive on delivering an exceptional experience for our members and...
Apply Share

ICU Registered Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionSHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-timeIs your current role providing you the level of challenge and fulfillment you are looking for? If not, consider the Trident Health, committed to building a health community across the greater Charleston area and the Lowcountry. The core...
Apply Share

Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PurposeTo supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be required by the Assistant Director and Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of...
Apply Share