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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

12100 Medical Assistant

Assists physicians in examination and treatment of patients, and performs clerical tasks related to administration of office. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patient. Interviews patient and checks pulse, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height. Drapes patient with covering and positions instruments and equipment. Hands instruments and materials to doctor as directed. Collects and prepares specimens for shipment to medical laboratories. Takes electrocardiograms. Telephones prescriptions to pharmacy, and authorizes refills as directed. Schedules appointments; arranges for hospital admission and laboratory services; receives money for bills; completes insurance forms; maintains financial records; and records and files patient charts and medical records. May use word processor and personal computer to perform administrative duties.