The Medical Assistant Resume
Most doctors and facilities expect a certain amount of skills.
This Might Be The Most Important Letter You'll Ever Write!
Employers who hire medical assistants will pay particular attention to your training, years of experience
and any specialty certifications you might have. Any of these added to your resume is like a blinking job
magnet that says: "Look at me! Me! Me! Me!" It is very important that you highlight your training, years of
job experience, current certifications and important qualifications, special certificates in technical fields or
skills, OSHA, CPR, First Aid.
Start sentences with "I and I am" and present tense verbs, such as "type 35 wpm, answer telephones,
trained in phlebotomy, CPR certified." Below are tested and proven resume writing tips that cut right to
the heart of the matter. Immediately below the top section of your resume (containing your name,
address, etc.) add a short section expressing one of these: your professional objective, or goal. Make it
meaningful and directly geared toward the job.
Whenever you see a medical assistant job ad, e.g. on Indeed.com you can use it as an example for
most medical assistant job announcements. It usually includes a list of expected duties and
qualifications. Research the position, then tailor your resume to it.
"To obtain a permanent position as a medical assistant in both, administrative and clinical areas."
"To apply my versatile administrative and clinical medical assistant skills in all areas of the practice."
"To utilize my vast experience in assisting with patient care procedures, clerical and other duties as
So here you have it! Most doctors and facilities expect a certain amount of skills. You should add into
your cover letter that you are able to schedule appointments, accurately take and record vital signs,
understand elements of a patient’s chart, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and include any medical
office management software skills you have, e.g. MediTech and MS Word and Excel.
Medical Assistant Sample Resume
Add that you are highly organized, able to pay attention to detail, very good at multi-tasking, computer
skills and efficient in handling of administrative duties (e.g. scheduling appointments, maintaining medical
records), taking brief medical histories, injections, phlebotomy and vital signs, as well as in performing
common patient health screening tests such as allergy skin testing, spirometry, EKG, or oxymetry.