Medical assistants are needed now more than ever. The administrative and clerical tasks they perform are the glue that holds medical facilities together.
Enrolling in a medical assistant program can take students anywhere. Here are some things to know about this essential and fast-growing career.
Medical Assistant Job Description
Though duties range from hospital to hospital, a career as a medical assistant is always rewarding. They must be the compassionate hands tending to stressed patients and the eagle eyes keeping track of medical records.
Clinical tasks include:
- Measuring vital signs
- Helping doctors and nurses with examinations
- Drawing blood
- Conducting pregnancy tests
- Giving patients injections or medication
Medical assistants also have administrative duties such as:
- Keeping track of patient records
- Taking billing and emergency contact information
- Ensuring patient comfort
- Filling out insurance forms and processing payments
- Scheduling appointments
How to Become a Medical Assistant
Start a career by enrolling in a medical assistant program. The Career College of Northern Nevada’s accredited program helps students master the administrative and clerical skills to succeed in this profession.
Call (775) 241-4445 to discover nearby medical assistant programs.