Medical Assistant

What Does A Medical Assistant Do?

A medical assistant helps to check in patients, measure vital signs, enter patient data into medical records, give patients injections, and assist with other procedures.

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How Do I Become A Medical Assistant?

A certificate in medical assisting is typically necessary to get a job in this field. Completing a two-year college program in this or a similar field might make an applicant more competitive.

What is the Average Salary For A Medical Assistant?

High – 45,000
Median – 31,000
Low – 22,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Medical Assistant?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Anatomy
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants typically work in doctor’s offices and hospitals.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Medical Assistant?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Medical Assistant?