Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Salary
The average rate for a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) is $14.03 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
|Salary||$18,206 - $42,972|
|Bonus||$77.28 - $1,441|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$22,874 - $37,390|
|Hourly Rate||$11.00 - $17.52|
|Overtime||$12.00 - $26.25|
|Bonus||$77.28 - $1,441|
|Total Pay (||$22,874 - $37,390|
Job Description for Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
A registered medical assistant, or RMA, is a trained medical assistant who has formally been educated to become a medical assistant. Most commonly, a registered medical assistant will work in a doctor's office. A registered medical assistant is usually responsible for a variety of tasks, such as communicating with insurance companies, answering phone lines, and scheduling patients' appointments. They must be able to accurately enter data into a patient's chart either electronically or physically.Read More...
A registered medical assistant also routinely collects basic vital signs from patients, which includes collecting an accurate weight and blood pressure. An RMA usually takes a patient's medical history and listens to a patient's questions or concerns that need to be addressed during their office visit.
An registered medical assistant assists doctors with medical procedures, gives routine injections, and carries out blood draws. Often, a registered medical assistant helps the patient when they require extra clarification on the doctor's orders.
The minimum education requirements for this role includes the successful completion of a registered medical assisting program. Admission to these programs usually require five years' experience in medical assisting.
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Tasks
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
- Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
- Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
- Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
- May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
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