Medical Assistant Jobs in Podiatry
Are you drawn to the lower extremity of the human body? Doctors of podiatry help patients with their lower legs, ankles, feet, and toes. Patient needs can range from illness and injury treatment to surgery. And because the BLS predicts that the BLS job outlook for podiatrists is growing much faster than average, at 14% from 2014 to 2024, the demand for medical assistants in podiatry offices is high.
Because podiatry is a specialized form of medicine, podiatry medical assistant jobs primarily involve helping a special type of patient – those in need of care for their feet. A podiatrist’s office often helps patients using surgery, orthopedics, skin care, rehab, and medicine. As a medical assistant at a podiatry office, you will assist the podiatrist, nurses, and patients with foot- and leg-related medical needs, such as:
- Transcribing the podiatrist’s notes
- Telephone usage
- Setting patient appointments with the podiatrist
- Minor foot, toe, or ankle surgeries in the office
- Taking vital signs
- Administering EKGs
- Performing phlebotomy functions
Do you think you want to become a medical assistant at an office of podiatry?
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If you’re curious about other medical assisting jobs, explore these options:
- Cardiology medical assistant jobs
- Chiropractic medical assistant jobs
- EKG Technician jobs
- Family medicine medical assistant jobs
- Geriatrics medical assistant jobs
- OB/GYN medical assistant jobs
- Orthopedic medical assistant jobs
- Oncology medical assistant jobs
- Pediatric medical assistant jobs