Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

American Association of Medical Assistants

Medical assistants are multiskilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

The role of the Certified Medical Assistant , CMA(AAMA) varies depending on the location, size and specialty of the practice. Administrative duties may include using computer applications, updating medical records, handling correspondence and scheduling appointments. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, giving injections, performing EKG's, and assisting physicians during examination.

Where CMA's work:

  • Hospitals
  • Partnerships/Group Practices
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Diagnostic Labs

AAMA 2015 Medical Assisting Compensation and Benefits Report

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