If you’re good at doing all the tasks that keep a place running smoothly, then becoming a Medical Assistant could be a great career for you. If you’re a problem-solver and a box-checker and dot-the-i kind of person, then you definitely want to check out this career.
Medical Assistants are the key employees who are filing the insurance forms in a doctor’s office, prepping a room for a a patient, or taking vital signs next to a hospital bed, or answering the phones and scheduling appointments at a busy clinic. With training and certification, you can work almost anywhere.
You could be in a hospital in Lone Tree, or an orthopedic clinic in Thornton, or a surgery center in Aurora. You could be helping doctors and nurses pull files, or greeting patients on their way into a Cherry Creek pediatrics center.
Medical Assistants do both administrative tasks and some clinical duties, making the job an endless variety and giving you a great vantage point to check out other healthcare careers.
People who are interested in Medical Assistant careers are likely to be good at:
- Attention to details
- Dealing with the public
- Communicating clearly
- Caring for how patients feel
- Accessing computers
- Listening attentively
The Denver metro area projects a rapid growth in job openings for coming years, and pay from $25,070 annually to $43,040 annually, or $12 to $17 an hour. Employers may require proof of education credentials in this field, and employee background checks, depending on the employer and the workplace.
$25,070 – $43,040
$12 – $17
Many Front Range educational institutions offer Medical Assistant courses. If you are interested in learning more, call 720-560-2406.
Programs can be found at:
- Front Range Community College
- Community College of Denver
- Pima Medical Institute