Medical Support Assistant Salary
|Salary||$29,050 - $44,207|
|Total Pay (||$25,993 - $43,642|
|Hourly Rate||$11.76 - $19.98|
|Overtime||$15.21 - $29.21|
|Total Pay (||$25,993 - $43,642|
Job Description for Medical Support Assistant
Medical support assistants work primarily in medical facilities, such as hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors' private practices to perform administrative duties and organize patients' data and schedules. They work closely with patients' physicians, nurses, and other medical staff and must be able to work well in a team environment, and they may also work directly with patients and call insurance companies on their behalf to inquire about insurance benefits.Read More...
Medical support assistants input data on a computer related to patients' examinations, medications, treatment, and test results. Interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, and they must also be able to multitask to complete tasks in a timely manner. They may also keep track of supply inventory for necessary materials in the facility and check expiration dates of medications and supplies on a regular basis.
These assistants must have computer skills and a thorough understanding of information security principles, as well as the ability to use relevant computer software and applications such as Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and Microsoft Office programs. They must also be highly familiar with medical terminology, symbols, and abbreviations, and knowledge of medical and insurance coding is necessary to submit medical claims to insurance companies. A high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, and most employers prefer applicants who have attended vocational school and have commensurate work experience.
Medical Support Assistant Tasks
- Assist physician/provider with patient examination procedures and support with exams as needed.
- Contribute to patient data base by collecting and accurately documenting information such as height, weight, allergies, vital signs, and patient education needs for review by the physician/provider.
- Assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the supervision of the physician/provider.
- Collect and accurately document patient information and provide patient education and information on procedures.
Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center offers the largest salaries in town — $40K on average.
The Veterans Administration (United States) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $34K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $26K to $43K.
Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant
Survey results show that Medical Support Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Scheduling, Customer Service, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration. Most people who know Customer Service also know Medical Terminology.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Medical Support Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Support Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Support Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Medical Support Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 52 salaries. A Medical Support Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 13 salaries.
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