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Assistant, Medical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPerform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$28,860 per year in May 2010

Work Context & ConditionsMedical assistants work in well-lit, clean environments. They constantly interact with other people, and may have to handle several responsibilities at once. Most full-time medical assistants work a regular 40-hour week. Some work part-time, evenings, or weekends.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Instructing, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsPhyllis Shipper