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Medical Assisting Technology
Where Do They Work?
Medical Assistants work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices, urgent care facilities, clinics and hospitals.
Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager
Clinical and Administrative Duties
They perform a broad range of clinical and administrative duties. Administrative duties include: scheduling and receiving patients, establishing and maintaining medical records, secretarial skills, handling telephone calls, billing, coding, insurance, writing correspondence and managing finances.
Clinical skills include: patient preparation, assisting in minor surgery and patient treatments, performing vital signs, venipuncture, CLIA-waived testing, urinalysis, injections, electrocardiography, pulmonary function test, holter monitor, eye and ear instillations and irrigations, various routine diagnostic tests, sterilization procedures, and assisting physicians with various examinations.