Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Median Annual Wage: $29,960
Education: Post-secondary certificate (65%); Associate's degree (18%); High school diploma or equivalent (10%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Optometric Assistant; Optometric Technician; Certified Medical Assistant (CMA); Doctor's Assistant; Medical Office Assistant; Clinical Assistant; Ophthalmic Technician; Chiropractor Assistant; Medical Assistant (MA); Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)