Medical assistant
careered by Bushra Ali
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Job duties

Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Education requirement

A high school diploma or equivalent is most common 2 year program

personal skills & requirement

basic skills

complex problem solving skills,

social skills, systems skills

speaking

salary or wages

the average medical assistant earned $14.51 per hour, or $30,170 for a full-time year.

Advantages

Medical assistant vocation is very versatile. This career offers many advance career options. With further studies and trainings, medical assistants may choose other careers such as licensed practical nurse, cardiovascular technologist, and registered nurse, billing clerk, health secretaries and emergency medical technicians. These are several possible careers that medical assistants can choose if they wish to go beyond their career.

disadvantage

Being a medical assistant is very tiring. They carry out so many responsibilities -from accounting to clinical work

outlook

high schools courses

biology

chemistry

CNA

health occupation

Anatomy

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