Certified Medical Assistant

Start Your Next-Level Career

Joining our team of certified medical assistants (CMA) positions you to move medicine forward, build a lasting career, and develop leadership skills. CMAs work alongside world-class physicians in ambulatory care offices and clinics, providing essential support to clinical and administrative functions. CMAs ensure that our internal processes run smoothly, so that patients receive the highest quality, most compassionate care possible.

Job Profile

Responsibilities include organizing and maintaining patient records and a wide variety of clinical assistant roles, such as prepping patients for exams, performing basic lab tests, and obtaining medical histories. The ideal candidate enjoys a fast-paced environment and adapts well to emergency situations, communicates and interacts easily with people of all backgrounds, and possesses keen interpersonal skills and displays compassion for others.

Job Requirements

CMA positions require a high school diploma or equivalent degree and CCMA certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Career Advancement

At UAB Medicine, CMAs are encouraged to advance their careers and realize personal potential through higher education and ongoing training. Becoming a CMA is just the starting point for far-reaching opportunities as a:

  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist
  • Nuclear medicine tech
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nutritionist
  • Physician assistant
  • Radiation therapy tech
  • Registered nurse
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Social worker
  • Sonographer
  • Substance abuse counselor

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