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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical assistants fill many roles in a doctor’s office. These healthcare professionals cross-train to perform administrative and clinical duties. They play a vital role in physicians’ offices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Medical assistant (MA) duties may differ based on the size, location and specialty of the facility. In some practices, MAs specialize in either administrative or clinical duties. State laws also dictate responsibilities, such as giving patients injections or medications as directed by a doctor.

Job growth for medical assistants is expected to grow 23% from 2018 to 2028. Overall job growth during that same time period is expected to grow 5%.

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A medical assistant takes a patient’s blood pressure
Medical assistants play an important role in keeping doctors’ offices running smoothly. (Credit: VGStockStudio/Shutterstock) 
Duties + Responsibilities
  • Record patient history and other confidential information, which may involve electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Take patient’s vital signs
  • Prepare examination room, including sterilizing equipment
  • Assist the physician or nurse during an exam
  • Prepare blood samples for lab tests
  • Answer phones or email and schedule appointments
  • Manage insurance paperwork and billing
Education + Training

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Students typically complete training to become a certified medical assistant (CMA) because employers prefer assistants with these credentials. Medical assistants also learn skills through on-the-job training. Programs typically last a year and are available from community colleges, technical schools and universities. These programs usually lead to a certificate or, for longer programs, an associate degree. All programs include classes in anatomy and medical terminology.

You May Be a Good Fit for This Position If You:
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Have a good understanding of medical terminology 
  • Have excellent organizational skills
  • Have analytical and technical skills

Medical Assistant training in your area

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Medical Assistant Certificate

Bucks County Community College
Newtown (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assisting Certificate of Achievement

Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assisting Level IICertificate

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assisting Diploma

Stanly Community College
Albemarle (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assistant Certificate

Lane Community College
Eugene (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

Peninsula College
Port Angeles (0.0 Miles)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Workforce Training Certificate

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assistant Certificate

Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assistant, A.A.S.

Arizona Western College
Yuma (0.0 Miles)

Medical Assisting, Clinical Medical Assistant, A. A. S.

West Virginia Northern Community College
Wheeling (0.0 Miles)

Health Care Certificate

Piedmont Technical College
Greenwood (0.0 Miles)

Patient Care Technician

St. Charles Community College
Cottleville (0.0 Miles)

Find Medical Assistant Jobs in Your Area

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Medical Assistant - Boulder Clinic

UC Health
Boulder ( 0.0 ) Miles
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Reception Registrar Medical Assistant - Primary Care

Hartford HealthCare
Fairfield ( 0.0 ) Miles
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Care Coordinator - Scheduler

LHC Group
Louisville ( 0.0 ) Miles
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Certified Medical Assistant, Float Pool, PRN

Ardent Health Services
Tulsa ( 0.0 ) Miles
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

Medical Office Assistant-Cardiology Clinic- Days M-F

UnityPoint Health
Peoria ( 0.0 ) Miles
Posted 2 days 23 hours ago

Diagnostic Technician

Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack ( 0.0 ) Miles
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Medical Assistant - Float Pool - Cardiovascular Physicians

Integris Health
Oklahoma City ( 0.0 ) Miles
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Medical Assistant - Certified/Registered

Jane Pauley Community Health Center
Indianapolis ( 0.0 ) Miles
Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago