Medical Assistants

Medical assistants help physicians in offices, hospitals, and clinics. They keep medical records, help examine and treat patients, and perform routine office duties to allow physicians to spend their time working directly with patients. Medical assistants are vitally important to the smooth and efficient operation of medical offices. There are approximately 483,600 medical assistants employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended