Where Do Medical Assistants Work?

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Medical assistants can fill many roles and work in a variety of settings. This presentation shows some of these settings and what makes them different from one another.

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Where Do Medical Assistants Work?

  1. 1. Medical Assistant Programs at Where Do Medical Assistants Work?
  2. 2. Curious Where You May Work As A Medical Assistant?• After graduating from a Medical Assistant training program, you will need to decide what type of work environment you would like to participate in – the following are four options: – Typical Health Care Office – Clinical Medical Office – Podiatric Medical Office – Administrative Medical Office
  3. 3. Typical Health Care Office• This category is a catch-all for most doctors offices.• One of your biggest assets to these offices, beyond your medical assisting training, is your demeanor. – Is your personality bright and cheery?• In a typical health care office you will be interacting with patients, staff, and the doctors and nurses. You may be asked to schedule appointments, handle office mail, or answer phones.
  4. 4. Clinical Medical Office• A Clinical Medical Office may require you to give medical support in addition to office duties.• You should be able to easily explain medical procedures at a level that a patient can understand.• Also, being empathetic in nature – comforting patients before or after a medical procedure – is an important part of the role.
  5. 5. Podiatric Medical Office• Podiatric Medical Offices deal specifically with podiatric diseases and disorders.• If this is an area you wish to specialize in, you will need a good understanding of the related diseases and disorders as well as the ability to talk to patients about their feet.• Understanding proper foot hygiene and care habits during treatment is also important.
  6. 6. Administrative Medical Office• Administrative Medical Offices are similar to typical office settings. – With healing the sick comes a lot of paperwork and time slots to manage.• Medical assistants working in administrative medical offices will need to become experienced in the process of submitting medical claim forms, updating and keeping track of patient files, and scheduling tests and appointments. – You will be an integral part of the medical system and offer a great deal of support in this kind of office.
  7. 7. Join Everest College’s Medical Assisting Community• Visit the Everest College Facebook page to hear from medical assistants, and current or perspective students.
  8. 8. Request More Information• Please call 1-(866) 210-6524 or visit medicalassistant.everestcollege.edu to request more information about becoming a medical assistant. We look forward to hearing from you!

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