A medical assistant is responsible for carrying out administrative and clerical activities at healthcare centers, such as hospitals.
Responsibilities of the people in medical assistant jobs are:
- Creating records of medical history of patients and keeping them updated
- Helping the medical practitioners (such as doctors) with basic tasks related to medical procedures or examinations
- Performing the vital sign checks periodically and recording them
- Making the schedules of patients’ appointments and performing office coordination
In medical assistant jobs, average wage is $13.50 per hour. Education requirement for medical assistant jobs is one-year or two-year certificate course in medical assistance.