MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Medical assistants provide physician support services that ensure that healthcare facilities run smoothly. They are responsible for administrative as well as clinical tasks, such as maintaining patient records, preparing patients and rooms for examination, assisting physicians with exams, and performing front-desk tasks. Medical assistants typically work in physician's offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
Most medical assistants have a high school degree or GED, and some positions require medical assistants to be certified through an accredited medical assistant program. Medical assistants need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
What responsibilities are common for Medical Assistant jobs?
Receive and direct phone calls, schedule appointments, check-in patients, obtain necessary patient information to file and update patient records, and ensure all forms and consents are completed by patients
Check-out patients, assist with referral processing and arrange laboratory services
Handle billing process
Prepare patients for examination, take vitals, and record patients' health history
Set-up EKG machines, administer injections and medications and perform routine specimen collection and tests
Prepare equipment and examination rooms, and clean instruments
Assist physician with medical treatments, procedures, and exams
Manage inventory of medical supplies and equip exam rooms with appropriate supplies
L2 Medical Assistant $37,165 1-2 /yr
L3 Senior Medical Assistant $41,390 2-4/yr
L4 Adjunct Medical Assistant $47,858 4 and up /yr