Medical Office 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 19,105 Medical Office 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 Medical Office 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 Patient Care, 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 Medical Office 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 Medical Office 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 medical office assistant skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a medical office 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 Medical Office Assistant
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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 19,105 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a medical office assistant job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average medical office assistant job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average medical office assistant candidate have?
The average medical office assistant resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your medical office assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from medical office assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Optometrist Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Medical Office Assistant
Certificate - Optometry
  • Enter prescription and sales information into computerized system and perform all other clerical functions required to satisfy patient needs.
  • Blood work, draw labs return blood to patients Maintain confidentiality reports Health Care Provider CPR certificate
  • Answered all phone calls coming into the office and created/ confirmed all appointments for the doctor.
  • Performed physical examinations, drug screens, PFT's, Audiograms, and EKG's.
  • Perform strep and HCG test, EKG's, ear irrigation's, and urinalysis.
Medical Office Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Medical Office Assistant
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Follow HIPAA policies, MSDS, and safety guidelines.
  • Complied with HIPAA standards in all patient documentation and interactions.
  • Recorded relevant patient interaction information in EHR.
  • Worked in multiple disciplines including Family Medicine, Dermatology, GI, Minor Surgery, Orthopedics, and Wound Care.
  • Assisted patients to exam rooms, took vitals and chief complaint, assisted physician, administered EKGs and other tests.
Medical Assistant/Biller

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Medical Office Assistant
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Performed all pre-op tests for Cataract and Lasik surgeries.
  • Performed cardiology tests that include 12 lead EKG, rhythm, bioz, and CPX.
  • Performed EKG, holter monitors, urine analysis, and centrifuging autoclaving.
  • Assisted physicians with minor outpatient surgical procedures, completed CPT4 and IDC9 coding for HCFA 1500 forms
  • Perform EKG, spirometry test, blood collection and all other test associated with the laboratory.
Medical Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Medical Office Assistant
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Biology
  • Perform EKG's, vital signs, Venipuncture .
  • Perform EKG, lab functions and well baby checks.
  • Performed EKG, Urinalysis when requested.
  • Ensured accuracy of clinical documentation by comparing imaging results with transcribed reports.
  • Cleaned and restocked supplies in the examination rooms and phlebotomy room as needed.
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As a medical office assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Medical Office Assistant roles often require a Post-Secondary Certificate degree or higher, so the majority of medical office assistant resumes that we looked at contained a post-secondary certificate degree.
Based on our analysis of medical office assistant resumes, the most common major for medical office assistant candidates is Health Care Administration, but other majors made their way in as well. Medical Assisting Services, Business and Nursing were relatively common.
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

Medical Office 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 Medical Office Assistants. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Medical Office Assistants to learn more.

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