What do Medical Assistants do?

If you enjoy caring for others and are looking for a fulfilling career you’ll find remarkable opportunities at UW Health. As a valued team member, medical assistants provide direct physical care to patients vising ambulatory settings. 

  • A medical assistant works with medical staff like physicians and nurse practitioners in the clinic setting
  • Medical assistants perform clinical and administrative tasks such as checking blood pressures, giving injections and scheduling appointments
  • Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare
  • A medical assistant is one of the first and last people a patient sees during a visit

The starting pay for Medical Assistants at UW Health is $19.22 per hour. UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.