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.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $30,740.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 18,807
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Administer first aid
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Provide in home patient care
Administer medical injections
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Conduct medical tests
Conduct medical x-rays
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Fit medical supportive devices
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Perform emergency medical procedures
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up incubators in hospitals
Set-up medical oxygen equipment
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Prepare medical treatment room
Collect blood or tissue samples
Collect biological specimens
Set-up patient care equipment
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Collect specimens from patients
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Prepare bodies for interment
Employ hair, cosmetic, or nail care instruments
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Electronic Medical Records
Patient/Family Education and Instruction
Blood Pressure Checking
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Administrative Functions
Front Office

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