Medical Assistant (Certified) in Seattle Salary
A Medical Assistant (Certified) in Seattle, Washington earns an average wage of $18.54 per hour. A skill in Wound Care is associated with high pay for this job.
|Hourly Rate||$16.73 - $24.27|
|Overtime||$11.47 - $36.71|
|Total Pay (|
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).)
|$34,990 - $51,732|
Job Description for Medical Assistant (Certified)
Certified medical assistants most often work in a doctor's office, a nursing care center, or another medical facility such as a hospital, nursing home, or pharmacy. Their responsibilities include providing continuing patient care, working with doctors and nurses to meet the needs of patents, and performing administrative and clerical duties in an office environment. They greet and assist patients with paperwork, show patients to their exam rooms, and take patients' vitals and drawing blood. Their typical work week usually includes a full-time schedule during regular business hours, although they may be hired for night shifts.Read More...
Certified medical assistants must have a high-school diploma or GED, as well as an associate's degree in medical assisting or equivalent training/job experience (usually two to five years), and certification by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Certified medical assistants also usually possess at least a year of experience in the field or a related profession. They must also have CPR certification and experience working within HIPAA and other patient privacy laws. Other traits a medical assistant must possess include attention to detail, computer competency, and good interpersonal communication skills. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Medical Assistant (Certified) Tasks
- 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.
- Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
- Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
Medical Assistant (Certified) Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant (Certified)
Pay by Experience for a Medical Assistant (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Assistant (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Assistant (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Medical Assistant (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 12 salaries. A Medical Assistant (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 7 salaries.
Key Stats for Medical Assistant (Certified)
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