Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
- Education requirements: Medical assistants typically graduate from postsecondary education programs. Although there are no formal educational requirements for becoming a medical assistant in most states, employers may prefer to hire assistants who have completed these programs.
- Soft Skills: Analytical skills, detail oriented and interpersonal skills
- Average Annual Salary: $31,500
- 3 in state schools: Abdill Career College (Medford, OR), Central Oregon Community College (Bend, OR), Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR)
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