A career in medical assisting involves a diverse array of roles and responsibilities. Depending on the practice you work for and department you are in, your normal everyday tasks can vary widely.
Potential tasks include (but not limited to):
Answering the phone and greeting patients
Informing physicians about patient concerns
Gather patient information: contact info, insurance info, etc.
Measuring patient vital signs
Taking blood pressure, pulse and respirations
Setting up exam rooms for procedures
Visual and hearing tests
Making patients comfortable during an appointment
No matter what’s required in your day-to-day experience on the job, what ties everything together is your professionalism, care for patients and attention to detail. Your resourcefulness will make you a valuable resource in a fast-paced healthcare environment.