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Medical Assistant Jobs Dubuque IA

Local resource for medical assistant jobs in Dubuque. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to medical assistant staffing agencies, medical assistant schools, medical assistant education, medical assistants, and medical assistant degree programs, as well as advice and content on medical assistant job skills and how to become a medial assistant.

Future Employment Service / Sedona - Master 1of2
(563) 556-3040
3392 Hillcrest Rd
Dubuque, IA

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Sedona Staffing Service
(330) 670-9797
3392 Hillcrest Rd
Dubuque, IA

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Choiceone Staffing Solutions
(563) 583-2692
5448 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA

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Staff3K
(608) 935-6247
385 Virgin Ave
Platteville, WI

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GGC Nutrition & Weight Loss
(815) 747-6756
PO Box 110
East Dubuque, IL

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Triumph Consulting
(563) 583-6663
3343 Cedar Grv
Dubuque, IA

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Sedona Staffing Services
(563) 556-3040
3392 Hillcrest Road
Dubuque, IA
Main Industries / Positions
Management, Admin & Clerical, Light Industrial

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Sedona Group
(563) 875-7030
601 16th Avenue SE
Dyersville, IA

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Qualitemps
(608) 348-8113
115 W Main St
Platteville, WI

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Sedona Staffing Service
(330) 670-9797
3392 Hillcrest Rd
Dubuque, IA

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Medical Assistant

How to become a Medical Assistant

Medical assistants work with a variety of health practitioners including chiropractors, podiatrists, and physicians. Their main responsibilities are either clinical or administrative and these duties ensure that the medical practice always runs smoothly. The nature of a typical medical assistant's job is largely dependent on the nature of the medical practice, the location, and the size of the practice. In smaller outfits medical assistants usually handle both clinical and administrative tasks but in larger facilities they are usually under the supervision of departmental heads.

Persons wishing to pursue careers as medical assistants can acquire the academic background required in vocational training high schools, junior colleges, and community colleges. A one-year course results in the awarding of a diploma or certificate and a 2-year program results in an associate degree. The course includes studies in medical terminology, physiology, and anatomy. Other important courses include typing, transcription, insurance handling, record keeping, and accounting. In addition students gain knowledge in first aid, clinical procedures, medicine administration, and laboratory techniques. Medical assistants are also taught medical law, ethics, patient relations, and office practices. Accredited programs usually require that the medical assistants have a gained experience through internship at a relevant facility. Medical assistants are required to have a high school education that has encompassed health, mathematics, biology, office skills, and computer skills. Most employers require that the medical assistants they hire have certification or relevant experience. There are a few organizations that offer certification and it is possible to be certified in a particular specialty e.g. optometry or podiatry. The desired medical assistant is a well-groomed person with the ability to communicate effectively with patients. Communication skills are vital considering that one has to explain the physician's instructions to the patients. Medical assistants can advance their careers by becoming medical assistant teachers, training further to join other health-based professions including nursing.

What does a Medical Assistant do?

Medical assistants who tackle administrative duties normally carry out tasks that include organizing hospital admissions, organizing for laboratory services, filling of insurance forms, and updating and filing of patient's files. Other tasks that they perform while not necessarily being medically related include answering phones, arranging for appointments, serving as receptionist to receive patients and bookkeeping. For clinical duties, the range of tasks is regulated by State law. Some common duties include gathering patients' medical histories, taking note of vital signs, preparing patients for the medical examination, and assisting the physicians as they perform examinations. More clini...

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