Medical Support Assistant Salary
|Salary||$28,527 - $44,144|
|Total Pay (||$26,133 - $43,735|
|Hourly Rate||$11.83 - $20.17|
|Overtime||$15.21 - $29.43|
|Total Pay (||$26,133 - $43,735|
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Support Assistant
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center offers the largest salaries in town — $40K on average.
Medical Support Assistants will find the worst pay at The Veterans Administration (United States), where the median salary crawls in at $34K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $40K, leaving little room for growth.
Popular Skills for Medical Support Assistant
Medical Support Assistants report a narrow range of specific 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. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Medical Terminology.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Support Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Medical Support Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. For Medical Support Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.
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