Career Details

Medical Assistant (Oncology/Hematology)

Career Overview

A medical assistant helps to check in patients, measure vital signs, enter patient data into medical records, give patients injections, and assist with other procedures.


A certificate in medical assisting is typically necessary to get a job in this field. Completing a two-year college program in this or a similar field might make an applicant more competitive.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$22,000 /yr
$31,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Anatomy
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Medical assistants typically work in doctor's offices and hospitals.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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