Maricopa Community Colleges

Careers in Healthcare

Medical Assistant

Become a Medical Assistant

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

WAGES
Medical Assistant is generally considered a high-wage occupation, with possibility for wage advancement with experience.
Hourly $8.36 - $16.15
Yearly $18,438 - $33,608

Source: O*NET online. http://online.onetcenter.org

COLLEGES OFFERING PROGRAMS
For more information contact a Maricopa Community College Career Center.

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