The Medical Assistant is a trained health care professional that is at the forefront of providing effective and efficient health care to patients in a variety of ambulatory health care settings such as physician's offices and clinics. The Medical Assistant is cross-trained in medical administrative and clinical duties necessary to maintain an efficient professional medical facility including:
- Update patient records
- Complete insurance paperwork (billing and coding)
- Schedule patients
- Answer telephones
- Perform EKG
- Administer injections
- Obtain vital signs
- Change dressings
- Remove stitches
- Wound care
- Prepare patients for procedures
- Perform tests (vision, hearing)
- Collect specimen
This in-demand occupation offers an expansive scope of healthcare and according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical assistants is projected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.
How to get started
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