Daily life as a medical assistant can vary quite a bit based on the exact roles and responsibilities associated with the job.
Some medical assistants work at a front desk and primarily answer phones, speak with patients, scheduling appointments and greet patients as they enter the office.
Other medical assistants may work in the back office in a clinical role, taking patients’ vital signs or obtaining their medical history. Some may even be responsible for in-house laboratory procedures, like drawing blood, drug screens or EKGs.
You can learn more about the typical day in the life of a medical assistant from someone who’s done it for over 20 years.
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