Medical Assistant

Length of Education: 
2 years
Average Salary: 

Medical assistants are often one of the first health care professional patients see in during an office visit, recording the patient’s height, weight, and taking some samples.

In smaller offices, medical assistants may be responsible for a wide range of patient care and administrative tasks, while those in larger practices may specialize in a smaller area of patient care, medical records, referrals, or other area.

Medical assistants may also assist the physician during an exam or procedure.