Medical Assisting make the US World News Report Best Jobs List
A medical assistant’s job is a mix of traditional office work, including manning the front desk, answering phones and filing insurance forms, as well as hands-on tasks, such as drawing blood and preparing it for lab tests, administering injections and making sure medical histories are accurately recorded. More specialized roles include assisting ophthalmologists or optometrists with basic vision tests and helping patients learn to insert, remove and care for contact lenses.
A routine visit to the doctor is really a visit with an entire team, including a growing number of medical assistants. Medical assistants are likely the first and last faces you’ll see during any medical appointment, either in your doctor’s office or at a larger medical organization.
The aging baby boomer population will help drive demand for more medical assistants, who will be needed to support doctors and nurses as they diagnose and treat patients.The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 29.0 percent employment growth for medical assistants between 2016 and 2026. In that period, an estimated 183,900 jobs should open up.
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How Much Does a Medical Assistant Make?
Medical Assistants made a median salary of $32,480 in 2017. The best-paid 25 percent made $38,340 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $27,580.
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