In the specialized world of health care, one versatile professional stands out: the MA
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a career as a medical assistant is a stable one and employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012. Expected to grow by 35% between 2008 and 2018, medical assisting will be in high demand
So, what do Medical Assistants do?
We do a little of almost everything. We are the true 'Jack of spades' within any office.
Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks. They provide much needed daily assistance to keep the doctors, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health care offices running efficiently and smoothly. Their duties will vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. In small practices, medical assistants usually are generalists, who would handle both administrative and clinical duties and report directly to an office manager, physician, or other healthcare practitioner. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators.
Medical assistants are experts in: receiving patients, assisting with patient examinations; performing laboratory and diagnostic work; taking x-rays; handling insurance; maintaining medical records claims; managing office personnel and operations; and bookkeeping.
Please.... need I say more ??