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.
The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
Jobs: Check Available Jobs!
Medical assistants typically work in doctor's offices and hospitals.
A medical coder looks at medical charts to determine exactly what a doctor did with a pati...
A nurse practitioner evaluates patients, determines treatment plans, and delivers advanced...
Paramedics respond to emergency calls and provide initial care to these patients before tr...
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada