Medical Assistant Job Description

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.