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Medical Assistants

On the Job


Medical Assistants work under the direction of doctors. They perform medical and clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining records, taking vital signs, and drawing blood. They often prepare patients for medical appointments.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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