Medical Assistants:

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information 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.




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Indiana Average Salary $30,740.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 18,807
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Integrity
Critical Thinking
Problem-solving
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Decision-making

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Give medications or immunizations
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Attend to patient's personal care
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Administer non-intravenous medications
Position patients for treatment or examination
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Administer first aid
Administer intravenous medications
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Treat medical condition of patient
Conduct medical tests
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Provide in home patient care
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer medical injections
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Perform dental hygiene procedures
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Feed food to individuals
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Apply traction to patients
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Conduct medical x-rays
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Test patient vision
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Treat dental problems or diseases
Perform emergency medical procedures
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Perform medical surgery
Provide physical therapy to patients or clients
Massage patient or client
Conduct dental x-rays
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Solve clinical problems
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Perform minor surgery
Provide occupational therapy to patients or clients
Employ respiratory equipment
Fit medical supportive devices
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare medical treatment room
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Prepare surgical supplies or equipment
Set-up patient care equipment
Collect specimens from patients
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Set-up medical oxygen equipment
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Set-up laboratory or field equipment
Collect biological specimens
Collect blood or tissue samples
Set-up incubators in hospitals
Set-up dental equipment
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Electronic Medical Records
Patient/Family Education and Instruction
Blood Pressure Checking
X-Rays
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Administrative Functions
Front Office



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