Career goal healthcare
Medical assistantDownload as PDF Add to favorites
What are my activities in this job?Medical assistants support doctors with treatments and examinations. They are also responsible for preparation and follow-up work in the treatment room. They support and advise patients. They also plan practice procedures, set appointments, welcome patients, document patient contact details and settle invoices with the health insurance provider.
Where can I work?Medical assistants primarily find work in medical practices, institutions and organisations in the healthcare sector, outpatient nursing services, health centres and hospitals.
What requirements must I meet?
- Intermediate school-leaving qualification; successful completion of a ten-year programme of education & training that follows the first general education school leaving certificate.
- General medical fitness
How much will the training cost?There are no costs.
Information on training & education programmes
Location of the training provider
Type of training/education
Dual training: Academic and practical
The theoretical education alternates with practical units.
A training wage is paid that increases with the number of training years.