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Medical Assistants

Overview

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 601,240 medical assistants employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Technical

Career Ladder
Nurse

Medical Office Manager

Experienced Medical Assistant

Entry-Level Medical Assistant

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