Career Starter - merced County
Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician
Annual Median Wage:
$30,243.20 ($14.54 per hour)
Post-secondary certificate
Accounting software Billing software; Bookkeeping software; Intuit QuickBooks
Electronic mail software Email software; Microsoft Exchange
Office suite software Business software applications; Microsoft Office
Medical software eClinicalWorks; Epic Systems; Medical condition coding software; MEDITECH software
Operating system software Microsoft Windows Vista Business; Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Work Tasks
Record vital statistics or other health information.
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment.
Clean patient rooms or patient treatment rooms.
Interview patients to gather medical information
Prepare patient treatment areas for use
Registered Nurse
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Medical Assistant
Nurse Aide