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California Health Occupations Directory

Medical Assistant, Clinical

Clinical Medical AssistantClinical Medical Assistants work in offices of doctors, dentists, optometrists, and all types of medical clinics and facilities. Medical Assistants perform a variety of tasks such as assisting physicians in treating patients, taking patient medical histories, preparing patients for examinations, arranging and caring for instruments and equipment in examination rooms. They also complete and maintain patient records, schedule appointments, and arrange for hospital admissions.

Educational Programs/Qualifications

Completion of medical assistant training and high school or equivalent is required. Certification by American Association of Medical Assistants is desirable.

Links to Additional Career Information

American Association of Medical Assistants
(312) 899-1500

California Occupational Guide, NO. 513

Medical Assistants

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