Medical Assisting / Physician Office

Medical Assistant

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. Excludes Physician Assistants

Health Information Technologist

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.

Medical Office Specialist

Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

Medical Office Assistant

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. Excludes File Clerks (43-4071).

Cancer Data Management (Clinical Data Manager)

Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.

Long-term Care Administration (Medical and Health Services Manager)

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Renal Dialysis Technician (Medical and Clinical Lab Technician)

Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

Description 2016 Jobs 2026 Jobs
(Projected)
Median Pay
(Hourly)
Low Pay
(Hourly)
High Pay
(Hourly)
Medical Assistant 14,436 18,189 $14.05 $10.29 $18.98
Medical Assistant – Patient Care Technician 47,386 61,128 $8.47 $7.53 $9.77
HIT – Health Information Management 4,775 5,921 $18.24 $11.06 $29.80
HIT – Clinical Research Coordinator 715 815 $60.51 $35.84 $140.15
HIT – Health Information Technology, Analyst, Coding, Specialist 4,775 5,921 $18.24 $11.06 $29.80
HIT – Physician and Hospital-Based Medical Billing & Coding 4,775 5,921 $18.24 $11.06 $29.80
HIT – Medical Office Specialist 21,128 26,833 $15.32 $10.84 $21.69
HIT – Medical Office Assistant 14,436 18,189 $14.05 $10.29 $18.98
HIT – Cancer Data Management (Clinical Data Manager) 279 379 $38.74 $26.14 $53.92
HIT – Long-term Care Administration (Medical and Health Services Manager) 5,346 6,950 $49.11 $26.28 $80.35
Dialysis Technician (Medical and Clinical Lab Technician) 2,367 3,219 $18.41 $12.37 $28.07

Areas of Study:

  • High School or Less – Medical Assistant, Health Information Technologist – Medical Office Specialist
  • Certificate of Completion – Health Information Management,Clinical Research Coordinator,Health Information Technology, Health Information Analyst,Health Information Coding, Health Information Specialist, Physician or Hospital-Based Medical Billing & Coding
  • Associate’s Degree – Cancer Data Management (Clinical Data Manager), Long-term Care Administration (Medical and Health Services Manager)
  • Bachelor’s Degree- Dialysis Technician / Renal Dialysis Technician (Medical and Clinical Lab Technician)

General Requirements:

HIT – Post-secondary non-degree award. Typically requires completion of programs that lead to a certificate or other award, but not a degree. The certificate is awarded by the educational institution and is the result of completing formal post-secondary schooling. Certification, which is issued by a professional organization or certifying body, is not included here. Some post-secondary non-degree award programs last only a few weeks, while others may last 1 to 2 years.

Medical Assistant – High school diploma or equivalent. Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.

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