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Job Title: Medical Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Medical Assistant to join our healthcare team. The Medical Assistant will be responsible for assisting healthcare professionals in providing patient care, performing administrative duties, and ensuring the smooth operation of the medical office.


  • Prepare patients for examination and assist healthcare professionals during procedures
  • Take vital signs, record medical histories, and update patient records
  • Administer medications and injections as directed by healthcare professionals
  • Perform basic laboratory tests and collect specimens for testing
  • Assist with patient education and provide information on medications, procedures, and treatments
  • Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, answering phones, and managing patient records
  • Maintain a clean and organized medical office environment


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a Medical Assistant program or equivalent training and experience
  • Certification as a Medical Assistant preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of electronic medical records

Working Conditions: The Medical Assistant will work in a medical office or clinic setting. The position may require standing or sitting for extended periods of time and may involve some lifting or moving of patients or equipment.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings options.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Medical Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Medical Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Medical Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Medical Assistant job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Medical Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Medical Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 8 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Medical Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Medical Assistant role?
SMS has 97% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Medical Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Medical Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 126% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Medical Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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