Medical Assistant 

(Female, Age 31) from Bakersfield, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Medical Assistant
Salary $65,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 50
Company Size (not answered)
Location Bakersfield, NY
Years Experience 10 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I orginize certain procedures for doctors. Take vital signs, vaccines and draw blood.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Room ptients, vital signs, draw blood and administer vaccines. I also callin scripts and results to patients.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health, 401k, 3 weeks vactions and 7 day sick leave

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, I work with other ma and closely with doctors. I love this.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
It’s a office. I like it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 2
Benefits: 6
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Patients start at 7am. I get to work at 6:15am so i can open and turn on all the equiptment and run test. I have a quick meeting at 6:45 with the other girls as how the day looks. I open the lab for draws and vaccines. turn phones over and print out the schedules.
8am to 9am the other doctor arrives along as his patients and m.a. Start calling pateints ith results and or answer there questions still roomim=ng patients.
9am to 10am calls, rooming, and answering phones,faxing.
10am to 11am calls,roomong,set up for a mole removal. Talked with to drug reps.
11am to 12pm finalizing paperwork for the morning, rooming the last of patients.
12pm to 1pm turned phones over. Lunch

1pm to 2pm Lunch till 1:30. Turned on phones get charts ready for afternoon patients. did call backs till 2.
2pm to 3pm afternoonn patients arrive. I have lab duty. six draws nd two vaccines.
3pm to 4pm enter all data into lab computer, call patients,fax,and steralize.
4pm to 5pm last patient at 4:30,wait for doctor.
5pm to 6pm Steralize rooms, last of calls to pateints and lab pick up, shut down office.
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
college job placement

What was the application process?
no application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Just a quick meeting to make suremy grades and this is what I really wanted to do.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
how do I get along with others? Do I love what I do?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, they have taught me a lot more then I could have ever thought I could have learned from a job.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Just showing me the ins and outs of how they liked it to be done.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, you need to be well trained.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes, taught me how this job was really done.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Contact your community colleges or trade schools.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
You need to be a people person and love the medical field. No weak stomached and have a compassionate heart. The skills will be taught but the respect has to be earned.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes. Lots of good training or you’ll be lost.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Hang in there it’s hard at first but well worth it. The joy of helping others is so rewarding.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes but I would love to go for RN

What are your current career goals?
Really just to enjoy what I have.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It’s rewarding and I love it.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 m.a. 10 yrs 18 Patient care, vitals,blood draws, vaccines, labs, phone calls, and helping doctors.
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.8

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.6 appollo medical assistant
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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