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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants work in all types of physicians’ offices and medical facilities in both the front and back of the medical office. Florida Education Institute’s (FEI) Medical Assistant program covers both the administrative (front) and clinical (back) skills for this profession. The Medical Assistant duties vary due to the type of medical facility, location, and size of the organization.

What do Medical Assistant do?

Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical duties usually under the direction of a physician and they help medical offices run smoothly. Medical Assistants provide valuable health care services to patients.

Demand for Medical Assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for an aging population and demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

Where Medical Assistants Work

  • Physician offices
  • Private Health Care Facilities
  • Urgent Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Independent Clinics
  • Laboratories
  • Health industry providers
  • Most healthcare organizations


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