According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.*
Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to support physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities.
Medical Assistants routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:
- Scheduling patient appointments.
- Measuring patients' vital signs.
- Administering medications and injections.
- Maintaining and recording patient medical information.
- Preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies.
- Collecting and preparing specimens for laboratory testing.
- Other important health care tasks.
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*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.