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Medical Assistant Jobs in Family Medicine

The BLS predicts that the job outlook for physicians and surgeons will grow 14% from 2014 to 2024. As more family doctors within this demographic enter the industry, they find an increasing need for medical assistants to help around the office, maintaining order, taking vital signs, assisting in minor medical procedures, and helping patients in the front office.

If you’re passionate about working with patients of all ages, you may finding a fulfilling medical assisting job at a family medicine practice. You’ll be able to assist in comprehensive health care, preventing diseases and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Often considered the most general form of medical practice, family medicine empowers medical assistants to gain a wide range of hands-on experience in both clinical and administrative duties. As family doctors are considered primary care physicians, patients often first turn to family medicine when they need any sort of medical care during all stages of life. As a family medicine medical assistant, you can assist the busy office of family doctors by:

  • Setting appointments
  • Manning the telephone
  • Billing and coding insurance
  • Transcribing notes from the physician
  • Taking vital signs
  • Administering EKGs
  • Assisting in minor office surgeries
  • Performing phlebotomy functions

Are you ready to pursue your career as a medical assistant at a family practice?

Get the training you need through OBC’s medical assisting classes.

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