Clinical Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 15,010 Clinical Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Clinical Assistant Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Surgical Procedures, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Clinical Assistant Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Clinical Assistant CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand clinical assistant skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a clinical assistant : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Clinical Assistant
EKG, 4%
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 15,010 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a clinical assistant job required by employers is 0.5 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average clinical assistant job listing asks for 0.5 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average clinical assistant candidate have?
The average clinical assistant resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your clinical assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from clinical assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Clinical Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Clinical Assistant
Certificate - Public Health
  • Store and dispose of radioactive materials in accordance with departmental, hospital and federal regulations.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests, Phlebotomy and sample analyses.
  • Admit new patients/ Prepare rooms Vital Signs/ EKG's Phlebotomy Assist Nurses Answer Phone Calls Assist patients with daily needs
  • Work with Dr. Werbinski at Shared Medical Appointments.
  • Draw Blood, Run Lab Tests, Answer Phones, Administer Drugs, Triage, Etc.
Medical Record Assistant (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Clinical Assistant
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Business/Commerce
  • Train others and/or QA work of other PSR's.
  • Operated EKG and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic tests.
  • Served as super user for initial implementation of an EMR (Epic Systems).
  • Acted as project lead and intermediary between EHR vendor.
  • Maintained HIPAA compliance by researching changes in laws and formats.
Medical Research Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Clinical Assistant
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Psychology
  • Obtained my certificate in phlebotomy.
  • Assist in minor surgeries, start chelation IV's bags on patients, vaccines and venipunctures.
  • Provided contact lens classes to new patients, maintenance of records and adherence to HIPPA regulations.
  • Roomed patients in a timely manner * Took accurate blood draws * Utilized centrifuge * Performed EKG's * Completed Urinalysis
  • Implemented triage protocols for multiple provider practice.
Medical Research Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Clinical Assistant
Certificate - Education
  • Perform EKG's, experience in phlebotomy and injections.
  • Dip stick urinalysis, speicimen handling, assist with minor surgery, room perparation, triage.
  • Take telephone encounters, schedule patient/ follow up appointments, Enter DX and CPT code for procedures/test being preformed.
  • Drug testing (urine or mouth swabbing) EKG.
  • Shadowed a RN Assisted other team members working on the unit Provided direct patient care and documented in patient charts IV venipuncture
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As a clinical assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Clinical Assistant roles often require a Post-Secondary Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of clinical assistant resumes that we looked at contained a post-secondary certificate degree.
Based on our analysis of clinical assistant resumes, the most common major for clinical assistant candidates is Nursing, but other majors made their way in as well. Medical Assisting Services, Psychology and Business were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Clinical Assistant Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Clinical Assistants. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Clinical Assistants to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%