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The salary for a medical assistant depends on a number of factors, which includes the medical assistant’s educational background, experience, health care facility worked at, and location.
Recently I've been struck that almost every single patient (20-24 per day) comments on how much they liked the MA, how great she was, how helpful, confident and professional she was, and what great humor she showed. Though I generally work with the same MA, this occurs on days when other MAs float through as well.
What’s the difference between an ordinary Medical Assistant and an outstanding Medical Assistant?
We wanted to narrow down the ten key qualities that employers are looking for when hiring a Medical Assistant.
Nicole from Santa Barbara discusses what a day in the life of a medical assistant is like.
Medical assistants are educated in both the clinical and administrative sides of a medical office. Their education covers a broad range of medical areas, including EKGs, preparation of exam rooms, how to take vital signs, office procedures, billing and how to read laboratory tests.
What a medical assistant does may depend upon their qualifications, education, and the needs of a specific medical practice. They often have dual roles, performing both clerical work and working with patients.