What do Medical Administrative Assistants wear to work?

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  • March 12, 2024
  • 3 min read
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Sitting at a desk all day can be hard on your back and neck. In this article, we will discuss what medical administrative assistants wear to work to keep them comfortable throughout the day.

Medical administrative assistants need to have clothes that are both professional looking and functional for what they do all day long. If you’re a medical assistant or thinking about becoming one, then this article is perfect for you!

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What does being a medical administrative assistant mean?

Medical administrative assistants are what is known as “administrative medical assistants” or what’s often referred to as healthcare secretaries. They help doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the medical field by taking care of their day-to-day tasks like answering phones, filing documents, and scheduling patients.

The common responsibilities of a medical administrative assistant include:

  • Scheduling patient visits
  • Answering phones and taking messages for the doctor
  • Filing documents, insurance claims, medical records
  • Ordering and maintaining supplies for the office such as pens, paper, medical equipment, medication, and other necessities
  • Maintaining patient files and doing what is needed to make sure they are up to date (updating insurance information or tracking down missing documents)

Do medical administrative assistants conduct medical procedures?

No, despite the similar job title to a medical assistant, medical administrative assistant is a clerical role and outside of special circumstances, they are not expected to take part in medical procedures.

What do medical administrative assistants wear to work?

What you need to wear to work will generally depend on where you work. For instance, a medical administrative assistant working in a large hospital might find themselves effectively working in an office environment.

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The general dress code for most offices is business casual. Women may choose pants or a skirt, and men should stick with slacks and button-down shirts (tucked in).

There are some exceptions such as doctors’ offices which tend to have stricter requirements on what their employees can wear. In some cases, working in the more compact environment of a doctor’s office means that medical administrative assistants are required to wear scrubs.

Scrubs are a type of medical uniform that includes a top and pants that are both made of easily washable material. The tops look like what nurses wear, but they may also be available in other colors such as pink or yellow for administrative assistants who just need something to show their job function.

The scrubs worn by medical receptionists should match the color scheme used by the office so that patients can easily distinguish between what employees work there and what doctors practice medicine there.

Scrubs might be worn in a doctor’s office because of the lack of real separation between the medical and administrative parts of the office and the need for stricter infection controls than what is typical for a more office-like environment.

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Corey Del Pino
Dean Of Clinical Programs

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Corey Del Pino attended Northern Arizona University after high school and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a Chemistry Minor in 2012. After attending Mohave Community College and earning her Medical…Read Full Bio

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