• Medical Assistants
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 34,740
    $26,660 range bar $42,930
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

What do they typically do

  • Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
  • Take and record patient history and measure their vital signs
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies
  • Give patients medications or injections as directed by the physician
  • Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians' instructions to patients
  • Help the physician with patient examinations
  • Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations; show patients to rooms; and prepare patients for physician
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