There are literally thousands of job search websites on the Internet. But, where should you look for medical assisting jobs?
The first step is to identify the type of website for which you are looking:
- Healthcare Jobs Websites: Websites that list healthcare jobs.
- General Jobs Websites: Popular general-use websites on which companies post their job openings and which provide information on employment and salary trends and give advice on how to hunt for and apply to your dream job.
- Professional Organizations: Websites for organizations that provide medical assisting professional information and training and development opportunities.
- Government Agencies: Websites setup by the government to help workers find jobs, including medical assisting jobs.
- Top Employers: Websites that list jobs available at organizations that employ medical assistants.
The next step is to start looking!
MedicalAssistant.net provides targeted information for those seeking employment in medical assisting careers. It is a good resource for helpful articles about the profession, including information on jobs, salary and career training.
Create job alerts tailored to your specific requirements so you’ll be alerted when a new job is posted that matches your criteria. To find jobs close to home, search using a city or zip code. Once you have applied to those jobs closest to you, you can gradually expand your search radius.
Jobs in Health Care
This site lists medical assistant positions found on company career pages, other job boards, newspapers and associations. Search for a new job by a specific location or search jobs by keyword and type.
Health Care Jobsis a good resource for both employment opportunities and important articles about the medical assisting profession. It offers a wide variety of career, jobs, and networking possibilities.
Allied Health Careers
Allied Health Careers is a useful resource for medical assistants and other healthcare workers so users can search for jobs by region and keyword as well as post a resume, find a career coach and browse frequently asked questions.
Health Direction is a comprehensive healthcare resource that allows you to complete a profile so employers can contact you directly or you can search by category or state. Plus, you can research industry trends in the private and public healthcare sectors.
This comprehensive site offers nationwide health care jobs listings for all health care occupations, including medical assistants. Well-organized, it offers a free online resume builder and search for jobs and view details about employers, apply for jobs online, and post your resume.
While there are just a few dozen open positions for medical assistants, the site is well-organized and allows you to refine your search in a variety of ways, including specialty, location, career level, and date posted.
Modern Healthcare is a good place to go for the latest in industry news, and the career section offers a number of medical assisting positions.
Black Collegiate Services
This is a college and career site for African-American college students that allows you to search all jobs by post date, location, company and relevancy. Just type in “medical assistant” in the search engine and if you’d like, you can always save your search for later.
The U.S. Government is the largest employer in the United States and includes over 208,000 medical and health care workers, including medical assistants at military bases and veteran’s hospitals around the country. Refine your results by salary, posting date, and work schedule.
Top Employers (hospitals, insurance companies, etc)
Ardent Health owns and operates about sixteen psychiatric hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, a multi-specialty physician group, a 220,000 member health plan, retail pharmacies and a medical lab. Medical assisting positions are available in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This website posts medical assisting openings for positions in Pennsylvania and Texas at the Post Acute Medical and its subsidiaries Warm Springs Hospital System and Northshore Specialty Hospital. The centers are for patients with longterm illnesses, injuries or disabilities.
Beverly Enterprises Inc.
Beverly Enterprises is one of the largest post-acute health providers, including 16 free-standing assisted living centers, hospice centers and home health care agencies in Arkansas. The career page highlights numerous healthcare positions, including medical assisting.
HCR Manor Care
If you are interested in becoming a medical assistant for a long term health care company, Manor Care site’s offers hundreds of opportunities. The site offers information about benefits, culture and an opportunity to sign up for email alerts for positions at more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers across the country.
This website represents Kindred’s 100 hospitals, long-term care centers, rehabilitation centers, hospice and home health care agencies. This site provides information and an online application for medical assistants and other health care professionals.
Select Medical Corporation
Select Medical Corporation owns and operates about 79 acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania. If you want to become a medical assistant at one of the hospitals or outpatient sites, apply online.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) offers career opportunities in medical assisting in hospitals in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa, and suburban Phoenix. To focus your medical assistant career on comprehensive cancer treatment, apply online.
General Jobs Sites
The medical assisting section of CareerBuilder.com has thousands of medical assisting jobs across the country. Use the search feature to narrow your search by location and specialty. Upload your resume and then submit it easily online. Update your resume regularly, as many employers only look at resumes that have posted in the previous few weeks.
Monster.com has an active medical assisting section with thousands of jobs in the field. Search by location and specialty, then upload your resume. More than 80% of all employers who use Monster.com search using keywords, so make sure your resume includes relevant keywords.
Get e-mail updates, upload your resume and search hundreds of medical assisting job postings at Indeed.com. Even though you are communicating electronically, make sure your communications are as professional as they would be if you were mailing a paper resume and cover letter.
With over two million job listings and several thousand job opportunities targeting medical assistants, you won’t want to overlook the site, though it has an outdated feel. Hospitals, doctor’s offices and staffing agencies all post jobs, so pay attention to what kind of company you’re applying to.
Simply Hired is a different online job search site in that it compiles postings from a variety of other job sites, as well as individual company’s sites. That means you’ll probably have to weed through some duplicates, but you can easily search and then save medical assisting jobs that catch your eye.
If you are looking for a no-frills approach to the medical assistant job search, jobs.com is an easy-to-use, straight-forward site. Type in keyword, location and enter and you’re ready to find your dream job. You can also get helpful career tools and advice, and an advanced search option if you need it.
Craigslist.org has plenty of job listings for medical assisting positions in major metropolitan areas. Find medical assisting jobs in any city that you are interested in. Protect yourself against identity theft by creating a separate email address for job queries alone.
The site has sections on healthcare and hundreds of listing for medical assistants. Personalized job scouts send emails to you complete with job titles, company names, locations, and links to apply online.
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