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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Posted on: November 29, 2011

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Want to become a medical assistant? It’s a good choice. America’s health care industry is growing. There’s a strong market for trained medical assistants nationwide. And it’s a fun, challenging field.*

So exactly what does a medical assistant do? As a medical assistant, you may:

  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • Take vital signs like blood pressure, pulse and temperature
  • Draw blood
  • Help doctors during examinations
  • Take patient histories
  • Manage patient files
  • Greet patients, make appointments and process insurance claims

If you are friendly, like working with people and enjoy being part of a team, this could be the job for you! Everest graduates and places more medical assistants than any other school in the country.

* http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

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