Medical assistant duties include both clinical AND administrative tasks to provide a broad range of skill-sets to your [potential] employer. Just because you have your certification as a medical assistant doesn’t necessarily mean that you will perform all of these duties on a daily basis. In most settings, there will be multiple medical assistants working in the same facility to help balance out the workload.
On the clinical side you will do a variety of things such as:
- setting up for procedures
- assisting doctors in minor surgeries
- gathering and updating patient health history
- patient assessment and care
- glucose monitoring
- blood typing
On the administrative side, you will learn how to handle insurance, billing, co-pays and deductibles as well as patient charts, scheduling appointments and answering phones.
Medical Assistant Duties are Varied and Broad
In a typical day, medical assistant duties consist of multiple activities, which can be a plus for anyone who dislikes doing the same thing all day. This is also good for people who love to learn and be in a constant state of growth.
WellSpring’s Medical Assisting certification program offers a triple-certification to ensure that you have all of the skills you need to jump right into a medical assisting career. WellSpring’s 10-month course, will prepare you to start working immediately as a medical assistant.
Alongside the triple-certification, WellSpring provides free career placement assistance for as long as your certification is valid.