The purpose of a medical assistant resume is to present a brief and concise summary of your pertinent skills, work experience, education and strengths. This 1-2 page document needs to highlight what you would bring to the prospective employer and entice the recruiter to know more about you in an interview.

A good resume for Medical Assistant position:

• Provides relevant information in an appealing format
• Is short with small bullet points
• Caters to the specific needs of each employer
• Reflects your skills, expertise and potential

Medical Assistant Resume Tips

• Choose a format that sells you best i.e. chronological format for highly experienced and functional format for less experienced applicants
• Use simple and plain fonts (Verdana, Arial or Times New Roman)
• Use bold and capital words for section headings
• Use correct grammatical tences i.e. present tence for current jobs and past tence for previous jobs
• Re-read and proofread many times before making a finalized version of your resume
• Print on a high-quality resume paper
• Do not staple or fold pages of your resume

Craft your resume in your own words utilizing the example below

 See also: Medical Assistant Cover Letter Sample


Medical Assistant Resume Sample



Mary Hamilton, LPN

212 5th Street | Kalona, IA 87660 | (000) 366-2510 | Email


Performance Summary
Detail-oriented and organized Medical Assistant with 9 years of hands-on experience in interviewing patients, taking and recording their history, measuring vital signs and recording accurate information on patients’ charts. Demonstrated ability to perform phlebotomy and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. A sensible healthcare professional who works collaboratively under tight deadlines to meet the goals of organization. Bilingual: English/Spanish.

Professional Highlights
• Certified Medical Assistant through the AAMA
• BLS and CPR Certified
• Computer: MS Outlook, Word and Excel
• Deeply familiar with medical terminology
• Specialized courses in ICD-9 and CPT coding

• Phlebotomy techniques• IV administration• Vital signs / biopsy
• Minor surgeries assistance• Examination support• Drug screening
• EMR• Patient/family education• Medications dispensing
• Medical billing and coding• Patients’ files maintenance• Recordkeeping
• Appointments scheduling• Data entry: 60 WPM• Insurance company liaison


Green Family Care Hospital – Kalona, IA | Jul 2012 – Present

Medical Assistant
• Prepare patients for examination and treatments
• Administer injections and apply dressings
• Maintain supplies and equipment including keeping them clean and sterilized
• Schedule lab tests
• Complete patient documentation
• Update patient files and records

Major Achievements
• Assisted surgeons to perform a complex surgery successfully
• Offered a full time position as a Medical Service Assistant due to exceptional work duties performed

Green Family Care Hospital – Kalona, IA | Jan 2008 – Jul 2012

Medical Aide
• Pulled and filed patient medical records
• Prepared patient medical records
• Organized lab results and patient records
• Collated fact sheets and other information for patients

Kalona Public School, Kalona, IA – 2008
High School Diploma

• Cheerful and pleasant disposition
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Profound ability to react calmly yet professionally in emergency situations