A vital role in caring for patients

Medical assistants perform essential duties that make our practices run. As a medical assistant, you’ll work in a care team with other medical professionals to provide patients a great experience. You’ll take patients’ vital signs, such as their pulse and blood pressure, record patient information, help keep exam rooms orderly, and ensure that patients have a safe and pleasant visit.


You’ll be a fit for this role if you:

Enjoy working with people
Have an interest in health and medicine
Are organized
Have a strong work ethic

Career paths

A medical assistant role can prepare you for a career in a variety of different careers within healthcare. When you join Healthcare Associates of Texas as a medical assistant, you will learn valuable skills that can prepare you for further career growth. Our medical assistants have gone on to have diverse roles throughout our organization such as:

Medical assistant team lead

Clinical manager

Clinical supervisor

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A day in the life of a medical assistant


You start your day getting ready to see patients. You review the list of patients you’ll be seeing.


You greet and prepare patients for their visit with the provider. You also take their vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, weight, and height.

After lunch

One of the patients you see needs a diagnostic test. The patient is due for an EKG and you make sure they get scheduled for the screening.


After an appointment, you type up several pieces of information about the patient, including the reason for their visit. All this information lives in the patient’s chart.

End of day

You prepare the clinic for the next day. You stock exam rooms with supplies, clean and sterilize equipment, and make sure the exam rooms are orderly.

Ready to jump start your career?

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Healthcare Associates of Texas / HCAT is part of Optum and the growing UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. You are being redirected to the UnitedHealth Group careers website. We invite you to explore more and consider a career with a team focused on Caring. Connecting. Growing together.