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.
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Medical assistants typically work in doctor's offices and hospitals.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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