Medical Assistant

Arely Garcia Pd.2

My Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Details


  • Take patient history and measure vital signs
  • Help the physician with patient examinations
  • Give patient injections as directed by the physician
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood for laboratory tests

Average Hours

Medical Assistants usually work full time to cover shift of facilities that are always open. There are many different shifts available to work.

Working Locations

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics


The median annual wage of medical assistants was $28,860

Education Needed & Schools offering Programs


High School Diploma or Equivalent


  • Northwestern University
  • Rush University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Triton College

Skills Required

  • Analytical Skills
  • Detail Orientated
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Technical Skills

Job Outlook & Related Jobs


Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations

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