What does a Medical Assistant do?
Medical assistants provide physician support services that ensure that healthcare facilities run smoothly. They are responsible for administrative as well as clinical tasks, such as maintaining patient records, preparing patients and rooms for examination, assisting physicians with exams, and performing front-desk tasks. Medical assistants typically work in physician's offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
Most medical assistants have a high school degree or GED, and some positions require medical assistants to be certified through an accredited medical assistance program. Medical assistants need excellent communication and interpersonal skills.