Medical Assistants Doctor

Aindani Tun Consumer Education period 9

My Career

I chose this career because of the medical and you can take care any sick people or help the people who are injured fill out the perspiration for any medications from prescribe physicians

About My Career

Infomations about the career

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Career Details


Medical assistants typically do the following:

  • 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

Salary/Wage Potential

2010 Median Pay $28,860 per year
$13.87 per hour

Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent

Work Experience in a Related Occupation None

On-the-job Training Moderate-term on-the-job training

Number of Jobs, 2010 527,600

Job Outlook, 2010-20 31% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2010-20 162,900

Work Environment

Most medical assistants work in physicians' offices and other healthcare facilities. Most work full time.


Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required

41 High school diploma or equivalent

37 Some college, no degree

22 Associate's degree

Skill Required

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.

Jobs Outlook and growth

Employment is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties so that physicians can see more patients.

In addition, an increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities need support workers, particularly medical assistants, to do both administrative and clinical duties. Medical assistants work mostly in primary care, a steadily growing sector of the healthcare industry.

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