Sooner or later, people will run into a Medical Assistant at the doctor’s office. Medical Assistants support physicians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists and other healthcare professionals in outpatient and ambulatory clinics and offices. They multitask, mixing office work with medical tasks like drawing blood, giving injections, or taking medical histories. With experience, they may perform specialized roles.
As U.S. News & World Report shows, the biggest demand for Medical Assistants is in densely populated urban hospitals, like San Francisco, and in low population areas, like Fairbanks, Alaska. The thinking is that population and location will drive the demand for Medical Assistant opportunities. And, increased demand will drive income increases.