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Medical assistants
Description: Medical assistants help keep your doctor's office running smoothly. They answer phones, greet patients, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admissions and tests, handle billing, and file records. They may take medical histories, explain treatments to patients, and help doctors with exams. They must have good people skills. Many work evenings and weekends.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $23,001 to $28,000 per year


There are 21 math topics Medical assistants need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Linear Systems
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math