Medical Assistant

Job Profile: Medical Assistant

December 23, 2012

Although the specific tasks of a medical assistant will vary based on the location, size, and specialty of the office that they work in, in general, as a medical assistant, you will handle both administrative and clinical duties. This usually means reporting directly to an office manager, a physician, or another health practitioner. In small practices, you will likely be a "generalist," involved in all aspects of the office; in larger practices it is more common for medical assistants to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators. Medical assistants may also work in physician's offices, clinics, and surgery centers, all of which are outpatient settings.