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Medical Assisting

Medical assistants aid doctors and physicians with both paperwork and physical examinations. The medical assisting field is among the fastest growing in the healthcare industry. Read on to explore the available education and career options.

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Adults who are interested in a medical profession may want to consider a career as a clinical or administrative medical assistant, especially if they enjoy working with people. Medical assistants work in many medical fields, like anesthesiology, physical therapy and veterinary science. Some examples of job tasks include filing patients' charts, preparing medical instruments and collecting laboratory samples. An administrative assistant mostly works in the outer office, greeting patients and performing clerical tasks, but a clinical assistant may work in the examination rooms helping doctors and nurses.

It takes someone caring and professional to work in this field. If you think you have what it takes, Study.com has articles about education and career paths for aspiring medical assistants.

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