Medical office assistant

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Common questions about being a Medical Office Assistant

Is there a difference between medical assistants and medical office assistants?

Every physician office has different obligations for employees. Medical assistants generally, though, focus more on the clinical side of medical assisting. They are more patient-centric in that they act on physical duties under the guidance of the physician, such as reading scales.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a medical office assistant?

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How do you obtain a Certified Medical Assistant as a medical office assistant?

This type of certification is obtained once you complete a medical assistant school program and pass the required exam.

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