U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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31-9092 Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Excludes "Physician Assistants" (29-1071).
Illustrative examples: Chiropractic Assistant,
Orthopedic Cast Specialist,
Broad Occupation: 31-9090 Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations
Minor Group: 31-9000 Other Healthcare Support Occupations
Major Group: 31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010