Medical Assistant

What is a Medical Assistant?

A medical assistant is an entry-level position in the healthcare industry. Medical assistants work with doctors in a clerical and medical capacity to provide patient care and other health-related services. They also perform basic medical duties such as taking vital signs, drawing blood and other diagnostic procedures, ordering supplies, and many other medical tasks determined by the physician.

Medical assistants work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Urgent care centers
  • Surgeons’ offices
  • Correctional facilities
  • Volunteer health organizations
  • Ambulatory care clinics

What Do Medical Assistants Earn?

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of medical assistants was $28,860 in May 2010. Earnings vary depending on several factors such as nature or work, location, education, and years of professional experience. Salaries in urban areas are often higher than those in rural areas and small towns. If you’re interested in working as medical assistant, the time is now. The BLS reports that employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020.

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