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Job Title: Medical Assistant
Years of Experience: 17
Where: Renton, WA
Current Employer: Southlake Clinic
Education: Certified Medical Assistant
Salary: See the PayScale Research Center for the average salary of a medical assistant.
Medical Assistant Job Description
A quick search for medical assistant jobs reveals openings in various states across the country. Medical assistants are in demand, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects excellent growth in the field over the next several years. The outlook for medical assistant jobs may be bright, but what is it really like to work in this profession? In this Salary Story, we hear from an experienced medical assistant who knows a thing or two about dealing with insurance companies, juggling paperwork, and providing excellent patient care. She describes her medical assistant duties and sheds some light on what makes this a rewarding career.
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