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Becoming a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant job description

  • Schedule patient appointments.
  • Maintain medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes (often working with an EHR system).
  • Take and record vital signs and medical histories.
  • Prepare patients for examination.
  • Assist physician with patient examinations.
  • Draw blood and prepare sample for laboratory tests.
  • Administer medications and give injections as directed by physician.
 

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