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Medical Assistant Resume Example

Being a medical assistant keeps you on your feet, as you need to be ready to perform both clinical and administrative tasks that include everything from recording patient’s personal and medical information to preparing medical samples for review in a medical laboratory. Here are some tips to help you capture your varied experience on one impressive resume.

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Taylor Lurie

555-555-5555 | | Liberty, WI, 53001


Certified medical assistant with more than four years of experience working in both private practice and large medical group settings. Proven track record of providing excellent and compassionate care to diverse patient populations. Maintain a current knowledge of medical standards and best practices ensuring the best care is provided to patients.


Dr. Elaine. Zucker, MDArnold, WI

March 2016-Present

Certified Medical Assistant

  • Assisted physician, working alongside her to complete lab tests and apply dressings, during more than 1,000 procedures
  • Prepared and maintained all necessary supplies for exam rooms

Dr. Benjamin Carrillo, MDDerbyshire, MI

November 2014-March 2016

Certified Medical Assistant

  • Cheerfully greeted dozens of patients a day, then prepared them for their visits, including assessing their vital signs
  • Worked with physicians to give medications and injections
  • Served as a go-between for customers and insurance providers to solve any issues

Woodmere Medical GroupWoodmere, MI

January 2013-November 2014

Certified Medical Assistant

  • Updated a patient database with new patient information during visits, as well as managed appointment scheduling and follow-up
  • Maintained sanitary conditions for all exam rooms and disposed of medical waste
  • Oversaw all supply inventory and maintained stock levels that contributed to a five percent savings in operating costs from the prior year


Wesley UniversitySimmons, MI


Diploma in Medical Assisting Services

Credentials & Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified
  • Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)


  • Clinical and administrative expertise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Patient file maintenance
  • Equipment supply and maintenance
  • HIPAA guidelines knowledge

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Emphasize accomplishments, not responsibilities.

You’ve got a lot on your plate, but try to focus less on your to-do list and more on what you have accomplished. This requires some creative thought, of course. But you can start making a list of all the responsibilities you had. Then, write next to each of those responsibilities the accomplishments you made in that responsibility. For example, as you organized medical samples, did you develop a new labeling system that made things easier for the lab? If so, be sure to capture that too.

Show off your specialties.

Medical assistants do many things, but the doctor or medical facility to which you’re applying may value certain skills or tasks over others. These are the skills and tasks you want to highlight on your resume. The best way to find out which skills a potential employer is looking for is to scan the job description for skills are mentioned more than once. Then, try to incorporate these skills into your strengths or skills section.

Get rid of slow windups.

It’s also a good idea to delete the slow windups that we so often find in resumes. Examples of these include: history of implementing; hands-on knowledge and understanding of; and master at building. Instead, say: implemented or implements; builds, grows and manages; and so on, using action verbs and cutting unnecessary words.

Top Action Verbs for Medical Assistants

Delivered, exceeded, researched, facilitated, identified, solved, implemented, managed, presented, improved, organized, tested

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