Health Sciences - Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

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Medical Assistants help doctors by performing a variety of clinical and administrative duties. The scope of their duties generally depends on the size of the practice in which they are employed, with those in larger practices tending to be more specialized. Administrative duties may involve telephone monitoring, patient record organization, appointment scheduling, billing and bookkeeping. Some common clinical assignments may be taking vital signs, electrocardiography, blood draws, performing basic laboratory tests, preparing patients for the physician visit and assisting the physician during office procedures.