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Medical Assistant


General Description:

Responsible for administrative task and basic clinical tasks in a medical office setting usually in a physician office.

Job Duties:

  • Front office tasks including answering the phone, scheduling appointments and greeting patients
  • Check height, weight, temperature and blood pressure
  • Assist physicians in examinations and small office procedures


High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of clinical procedures usually obtained from a certificate or Associates degree in a clinical program including anatomy, physiology, phlebotomy, first aid and medical terminology.


No specific experience is required. Most Medical Assistants learn from on the job training.

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