Explore: Healthcare Careers

Explore: Healthcare Careers

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants work alongside physicians and primary care providers, mainly in doctor’s offices and clinics. Medical assistants are an important source of support in medical offices. They can help improve the patient experience.

Medical professional talking to senior male patient

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You Are

  • A team player
  • Flexible under pressure
  • Detail oriented
  • Interested in a career in healthcare
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What You’ll Do

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks like scheduling appointments, taking patients’ medical histories, drawing blood, taking blood pressure, performing basic lab tests, and providing general medical office support.

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Salary

Entry-level medical assistants in New York City earn an average of $33,000 per year. [Source: NYS Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Projections 2016-2026 Report]

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Growth Projections

Prior to COVID-19, job openings for medical assistants in New York City was projected to grow 45% by 2026. [Source: NYS Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Projections 2016-2026 Report]

It is not clear how COVID-19 will impact these projections, but we expect the need for medical assistants to continue.

African-American male medical employee wearing gray scrubs and face mask interacts with a senior aged patient

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