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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Posted on: August 16, 2012

In every medical office there are certain people who keep things running smoothly, even when the doctors or nurses are busy. That person is often the medical assistant, and medical offices of all kinds rely on them.

As a medical assistant, what you’ll do from day to day depends on the type of office you’re working in (physician, optometrist, podiatrist, etc.). But the list can include:

  • Assisting patients
  • Taking x-rays
  • Drawing blood and taking blood pressure
  • Bookkeeping and appointments
  • Sterilizing medical equipment

Because they need to be so versatile, a good medical assistant is highly valued by doctors and nurses alike. And because every day can bring a new challenge, the job is never boring. Some medical assistant jobs require licensing, and almost all require education, like hands-on training from Everest.

You can choose from a variety of programs and specialties to put you on the right path to a rewarding career. Learn more about the medical assistant program at Everest here.

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