In healthcare industry, registered medical assistant (RMA) are the professionals that assists physician and nurses with their work. They perform various tasks in hospitals, urgent care clinics, and doctor’s offices.
They perform tasks such as:
- Assisting physician and nurses with their tasks
- Taking vitals of patients such as blood pressure, temperature etc.
- Maintaining medical records and billing
- Scheduling appointments
- Preparing medication and injections
- Handling administrative work
- Preparing patients for examinations
Salary – Medical assistants can get salary from 20,000 dollars to 40,000 dollars. The salary depends on their experience and education.
Work Hours – Usually, medical assistants work for 40 hours a week from Monday to Friday. They can also work on the weekends and in night shifts.
Certification – Certification in this field is optional. However, certification agencies such as American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) encourage the certification process. It also helps in getting better jobs because the recruiters prefer candidates who are certified.
There are institutes that are providing training in this field. One must be high school graduate for getting this training. The institute must be accredited by different certification agencies like Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
After completing training, anyone can get a job in healthcare field as a medical assistant. It is one of the fastest growing fields in America according to the U.S. Department of Labor.