Medical Assistants


Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Also called: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Medical condition coding software
  • MEDITECH software
    Accounting software
  • Billing software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Exchange

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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