A medical assistant serves as a support for medical staff and doctors. They can take on more office based duties such as calling in prescriptions, corresponding with insurance companies and filing patient charts. Or, they can take on more clinical duties where they might draw blood, remove stitches, change dressings or perform basic laboratory tests.
Regardless of whether you are a medical assistant who performs mainly receptionist duties, or if you would rather spend most of your time working directly with patients, the best way to get an in-depth understanding of this career field is to read our real-world career profiles. Listen to experienced medical assistants talk about what they do on a daily basis and why they enjoy their jobs. Check out the profiles below to determine if is the right career for you.