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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.
- A team player
- Flexible under pressure
- Detail oriented
- Interested in a career in healthcare
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.
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]
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.
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