Medical Office Assistant Salary
A Medical Office Assistant earns an average wage of $13.25 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
|Salary||$22,443 - $45,083|
|Bonus||$147.95 - $4,865|
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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).)
|$21,680 - $38,062|
|Hourly Rate||$10.33 - $17.52|
|Overtime||$13.55 - $25.61|
|Bonus||$147.95 - $4,865|
|Total Pay (||$21,680 - $38,062|
Job Description for Medical Office Assistant
Medical office assistants are often considered the glue that holds a clinic or doctor's office together. While they don't normally have any formal medical training, they are the persons who help keep the office running as smoothly as possible. They provide a wide spectrum of office administration functions, including recordkeeping and patient documentation. In some practices, they may also work to assist in preparing patients for basic examination procedures.Read More...
A medical office assistant’s primary tasks will often include office work. This can involve helping to set up appointments for patients and setting up follow-up visits. The assistant also works to confirm these appointments, either by telephone, email, or postcard reminders. Assistants provide the necessary paperwork for patients to fill out, and they may be also tasked with data entry of the non-technical or medical coding information provided. As part of the administration work around the office, the assistant will also do things like inventory and order office supplies.
To work as a medical office assistant, typically only a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Many employers for this position will also look for job candidates who possess outstanding people skills, as the assistant is likely to be a key contact point for patients and visitors. Some vocational schools and community colleges also offer specific training in this field. Medical office assistants normally work in a clinical office environment during regular business hours of the week. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Medical Office Assistant 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.
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Pay by Experience for a Medical Office Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Office Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 737 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Office Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 282 salaries. An experienced Medical Office Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 248 salaries. A Medical Office Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 85 salaries.
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