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Registered medical assistants are an essential part of medical facilities. They support physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in their daily tasks. Most registered medical assistant jobs involve the completion of clinical tasks, but some administrative work may be required.
Although a high school diploma is the only educational requirement to become a medical assistant, you must have postsecondary training through certification or associates programs to qualify for registered medical assistant positions. Registered medical assistants have more capabilities and responsibilities than unregistered medical assistants. Whereas an unregistered medical assistant may only be able to prepare blood work, conduct basic laboratory tests and sterilize medical equipment, a registered medical assistant can also draw blood, change dressings and remove stitches. Plus they have a competitive edge along with more room for advancement and higher pay.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, medical assistant jobs are expected to grow 33%, much faster than average, from 2010 to 2020. The aging baby-boom generation will lead to practice expansion, creating more medical assistant employment opportunities. To see what registered medical assistant jobs are available in your location, visit ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs today.