Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistant

  1. 1. Medical Assistant By: Emily And Cassie
  2. 2. About the Job • Handle both clerical and clinical duties • Take patients’ vital signs • Weigh and measure the patients’ • Prepare them for medical examinations • Sterilize laboratory medical instruments • Enjoy working with and helping people • Like the job opportunities available to them
  3. 3. About the Job #2 • Explain different medical procedures to patients • Assist the physicians performing the medical examinations • Collect laboratory specimens • Perform laboratory tests • Dispose of contaminated medical supplies
  4. 4. About the Job #3 • Medical assistants work 40 hours a week • Usually work clinic hours • Work occasionally on Saturday mornings • Work in doctor offices • Work in medical clinics • Work in group medical organizations • Work in nursing homes
  5. 5. Education Path • Must complete a one year diploma program • Must have completed a postsecondary training program
  6. 6. Helpful High School Courses • Accounting • Computer Applications • Health Science • Medical Terminology
  7. 7. Outlook • Wisconsin: Excellent employment opportunities • National: Excellent employment opportunities
  8. 8. Salary • Typical salaries range from $22,390-$38,110 • Paid vacation • Sick leave • Health Insurance • Retirement plans • Think pay should be higher
  9. 9. Employers • Offices of physician • Private Hospitals • Offices of other health practitioners • Outpatient care centers
  10. 10. THE END!!! Thanks for watching!!!! All information taken from www.wiscareers.wisc.edu

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