How to become a Traveling Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants play a vital role in ensuring patients receive quality healthcare. While medical assistants have a variety of responsibilities in a private practice, hospital or care center, they can also travel between different healthcare providers.

What does a Traveling Medical Assistant Do?

Travel medical assistants aren’t tied to one specific workplace. They act as a liaison between doctors and patients and often work where there are temporary vacancies or shortages.

The role involves many responsibilities both clinical as well as administrative. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Checking vital signs and medical histories
  • Prepare exam rooms, equipment, instruments and patients for exams
  • Assist with minor surgical procedures
  • Organize files and medical records
  • Schedule medical appointments
  • Coding and insurance

From the front office to the lab, medical assistants contribute to the success of the physician and the facility while also ensuring a good patient experience.

Where do Traveling Medical Assistants work?

Traveling medical assistants can work in any medical facility including hospitals, medical centers, physicians offices and many more. They can move around locally or out of state and often help facilities with temporary vacancies or shortages.

How to Become a Medical Assistant

A certification as a medical assistant can be completed in as little as 4 months and allows a faster start to your career. It also provides you with the preparation to further your education if you choose to do so.

A medical assistant program will help you obtain the basic skill and knowledge needed to be a successful medical assistant. Altrain Assisting Academy’s medical assistant program provides both classroom and lab experience with a hands-on approach by seasoned instructors.


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