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Medical Assistant in US
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Are Medical Assistants in high demand?

Medical assistants handle basic clerical and administrative tasks at medical facilities such as hospitals and doctors' offices. Unlike other medical professionals, medical assistants need only a one- or two-year certificate or diploma to get started in this field, and demand is expected to rise 23% in the next couple of years.

A typical day for a medical assistant may include:

  • Gathering the patient's medical history and updating medical files
  • Taking basic vital signs like blood pressure
  • Assisting doctors with the basic activities involved in standard examinations or simple procedures
  • Preparing samples for lab testing
  • Scheduling patient appointments and managing the office schedule

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A Medical Assistant is typically paid an average salary of around $32,500 annually. Those who work in outpatient care facilities have the highest salaries, followed by medical assistants in hospitals and those in physicians’ offices.

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$36201 national avg.