Medical or Clinical Assistant

Students seeking careers in medicine or healthcare may want to explore the field of clinical or medical assisting. Medical assistants provide vital clinical and/or clerical support in a variety of healthcare settings. Read on to learn about education and career options in this field.

Inside Medical or Clinical Assisting

A medical assistant provides clinical and administrative support in a hospital, nursing home or physician's office. Responsibilities may include taking vital signs, documenting patient histories, drawing blood, managing patient records and scheduling appointments. Some medical assistants perform either administrative or clinical tasks, while others may perform both.

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