What Exactly Does Medical Assistants Do?

  1. PhoenixV profile image78
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    What Exactly Does Medical Assistants Do?

    What are the duties, jobs or tasks that medical assistants do? How much education do you need to be a medical assistant?

  2. meow48 profile image74
    meow48posted 5 years ago

    medical assistants will take vital signs, weigh patients, maybe even take brief health complaints, draw blood, perform ecgs, and other tests if the md has trained them and they work in a specialized office.  they are to assist the md, mostly in an office setting.  They also learn the front office end, filing and pulling charts, making appts, collecting co pays, . giving discharge instructions.  They work in md offices, and urgent care centers.  Rarely do they work in hospitals, at least not in mine.

    they are paid less than a nurse for an office to be profitable. I think some programs are six months, others a year.

  3. candicemarks987 profile image62
    candicemarks987posted 5 years ago

    The medical assistant job description includes vital signs, assists in examinations, Administer medication and injections, and Prepare blood and other samples for laboratory analysis. To know more about what they do visit http://whatdoesamedicalassistantdo.com/