How much does a Medical Assistant make in the United States? The average Medical Assistant salary in the United States is $39,105 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $36,050 and $42,226. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Virginia Pediatric Group Ltd. - Herndon, VA

Job Description for Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records or inputs information to patients' medical record. Being a Medical Assistant prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Additionally, Medical Assistant requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires Health Care Assistant certificate (state). Medical Assistant's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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