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As healthcare practices grow to support our aging baby boomer population, you can expect the see the number of certified medical assistant jobs soar. CMA employment is expected to increase by 31% between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By filling these CMA jobs, physicians can delegate more of their routine administrative and clinical duties so they can see even more patients.
More than 50% of all certified medical assistant jobs can be found in physician offices. That’s where CMAs can provide the most direct support by handling many different tasks. CMAs are usually responsible for providing basic patient care, taking vital signs, documenting medical history and preparing patients for their exam with the physician.
Certified medical assistant jobs also entail assisting physicians with procedures and communicating information to patients about tests and medications that the physician prescribes. Other office-related tasks might be involved. You may be responsible for ensuring that all patient exam and waiting rooms are clean, sterile and fully stocked with the necessary supplies.
Naturally, certified medical assistant jobs are ideal for well-rounded go-getters. If you’re the type of person who enjoys variety during your workday, browse all of the great CMA positions we have listed here.