Explore: Healthcare Careers

Explore: Healthcare Careers

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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.

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Medical Biller

Medical billers work at healthcare centers including hospitals, doctors’ offices, and clinics. Their role involves creating medical bills, negotiating with insurance companies, and collecting payment from patients to make sure the facility receives reimbursement for services.


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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.

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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.

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Medical Biller

Medical billers work at healthcare centers including hospitals, doctors’ offices, and clinics. Their role involves creating medical bills, negotiating with insurance companies, and collecting payment from patients to make sure the facility receives reimbursement for services. Medical Billers perform an important role for a healthcare center, helping the facility maintain positive cash flow.

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You Are

  • Looking for a job that is fast-paced and challenging
  • Familiar with computer programs and Microsoft Excel
  • Good at problem solving and follow through
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What You’ll Do

Medical Billers are responsible for creating claims and collecting payment from insurance companies and patients. Daily tasks might include:

  • Create and submit claims to insurance companies
  • Respond to patients’ billing and payment inquiries
  • Create bills for patients after their appointments
  • Negotiate with insurance companies for repayment
  • Record payments and transactions in practice management software
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Salary

Medical Billers in New York City earn a base salary of $45,500. [Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics]

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Growth Projections

Prior to COVID-19, employment of Medical Billers in New York City was projected to grow 22 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. [Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics]

It is not clear how COVID-19 will impact these projections but we expect there will continue to be a need for Medical Billers.

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