5 Medical Assistant Resume Samples For 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: December 23, 2020

Medical assistant jobs are in high demand. The field is expected to grow by 24% through 2024, much higher than the average for most other jobs.

You know your way around EMR systems and how to deliver a great experience for patients. You shouldn't also need to be an expert at writing a resume. It can be challenging to talk about your experience and qualifications the right way on your resume.

These resume examples have helped medical assistants land jobs at great hospitals and physician's offices around the country, so they're a great place for you to get started.

Medical Assistant Resume

Medical assistant resume example

Why this resume works

  • If you decide to include a resume objective then make sure you customize for each job you apply to by matching the keywords mentioned in the job description.
  • Most medical assistant jobs require you to be certified. Generally speaking these certifications need to be renewed every 5 years, so make sure you include the year you were last certified.
  • There are a number of different organizations that grant medical assistant certifications. Standards vary by hospital and state, so be clear and include the body that certified you.
  • Similarly, CPR and First Aid certifications generally last for 2 years. Don't forget to include the year you were last certified or a potential employer might be unsure if your certification is up to date.

Experienced Medical Assistant Resume

Experienced medical assistant resume example

Why this resume works

  • A phlebotomy is the process of drawing blood (more commonly known as a blood draw). It requires a separate certification, but it's not uncommon for experienced medical assistants to specialize in as it increases responsibilities on the job and can lead to an increase in pay. 
  • Your skills section should not be too exhaustive but should also include the key skills mentioned in the job description. For medical assistants, it's common to include familiarity with OSHA and HIPAA standards plus anything else that might set you apart.
  • Medical assistants have a very wide range of skills, from interpersonal (like interviewing patients) to technical (like updating patient records). Whenever possible, highlight the breadth of your expertise.

Entry Level Medical Assistant Resume

Entry level medical assistant resume example

Why this resume works

  • Landing your first job as a certified medical assistant can seem daunting. However, a huge plus is that there is a commonly accepted certification process. So once you get your certification, the process becomes far more straightforward. 
  • This resume is especially strong because the candidate has related experience in the world of medicine before they got their certification. If you're interested in doing the same, reach out to medical offices in your area and see if they need any kind of organizational help.
  • For more entry-level and junior candidates, it's perfectly okay to include past work experience that's outside of medicine. This can help show that you're disciplined and organized.

Medical Administrative Assistant Resume

Medical administrative assistant resume example

Why this resume works

  • It's okay to show a little personality in your resume. If you have hobbies and interests that stand our, you can include them if you're a little light on relevant work experience. This is true especially if those activities demonstrate leadership.
  • If you're not yet (or don't plan on becoming) a certified medical assistant, there are still some jobs available in this world. One example is a medical administrative assistant (also sometimes referred to as a medical office assistant), where your duties are more clerical in nature.
  • When discussing your work experience, it helps to start each bullet point off with a strong action verb. That makes your resume easier to scan (the average recruiter spends 24 seconds reviewing a resume) and makes it clear that you had impact.

Certified Medical Assistant Resume

Certified medical assistant resume example

Why this resume works

  • In addition to a certification most medical assistant jobs require that you finished high school (or got your G.E.D.). If you don't have any college experience, then it's perfectly okay to include high school in the "Education" section of your resume.
  • As you get more experience as a medical assistant, you should try to show more leadership and impact. One way to do this is to introduce organizational systems (for things like inventory and patient scheduling) that save time and reduce the chances of making mistakes.
  • Colleges around the country offer specialized programs to train you to become a medical assistant. They're generally 2 semesters long, can be part-time, and ultimately end with a certification. If you attended one of these programs, then absolutely mention it.

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