Administrative Medical Assistants

Career Guide: Salary, Job Duties, and More

This page offers details on the expected salaries, day-to-day job duties, and additional insights for those exploring or considering a career as an administrative medical assistant.

Administrative Medical Assistant

What is an Administrative Medical Assistant?

Administrative medical assistants are the glue that holds healthcare offices together. They handle a wide variety of critical clerical, organizational, and patient care duties including: verifying insurance eligibility, scheduling appointments, updating patient records, coordinating referrals, assisting with billing questions, and fielding phone inquiries.

Their composure dealing with numerous tasks makes them integral to smooth patient and provider workflows. Administrative assistants also often educate patients on preparations for visits, coordinate medical histories, assist with check-in/out, take vital signs, and support clinical staff needs.

How Do I Become an Administrative Medical Assistant?

Administrative medical assistants are critical to the operations of healthcare offices and practices. They assist with clerical, organizational, billing, and patient care coordination tasks.

If you’re interested in launching a career as an administrative assistant, see the following steps:

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Key Responsibilities of an Administrative Medical Assistant

Administrative medical assistants are central to the efficient operations of a clinic or healthcare facility. These professionals typically coordinate complex schedules, workflows, and documentation critical for patient care.

What is the Salary of an Administrative Medical Assistant?

The career outlook for administrative medical assistants appears very promising over the next decade. Job growth is projected to outpace the average rate substantially as demand for healthcare services continues to rise.

Several key factors are converging to heighten the demand for versatile assistants with cross-training in clerical and clinical responsibilities: an aging population needing more care, the adoption of electronic health records spurring a need for trained staff, the prevalence of team-based care demanding coordination, and the shift of services to outpatient settings needing workflow assistance.

National Average: $52,350.00

U.S. RegionsAverage Salary

Additional Key Information:

Salary Range$41,948.00 entry level to $64,150.00+
Common BenefitsHealth insurance, retirement, vacation & bonuses


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