#ask a medical question
List of Typical Medical Assistant Interview Questions
How much experience do you have with patients?
How would your former employer describe you?
Do you like being around people?
Are You a People Person?
Do you have good computer skills?
Describe a difficult experience with a patient and how you handled it.
What do you like least about being a medical assistant?
Have you assisted with any medical office procedures?
What is the most important part of counseling patients?
How do you protect the rights and confidentiality of patients?
What have you done to reduce costs, increase revenue, or save time?
How do you work toward becoming better as a medical assistant?
What makes you right for this position?
- This question can be tricky because you need to show your worth without sounding cocky or arrogant. Research the business ahead of time and become familiar with its mission and values. Take the time to figure out how your personal qualities fit the needs of the business and use that fit to provide your answer.
What schedule do you hope to work? Are you willing to work extra hours?
- Be honest. If you really want the job and are willing to work any schedule needed, say so. If, however, you have no intention of working late hours or weekends, simply let the interviewer know the hours that you are available to work. The same applies to extra hours. You are more likely to be hired if you are willing to work any time you are needed. However, saying that you are willing and then complaining about the hours once you start working is a recipe for disaster.
What are your weaknesses?
This is listed as the most difficult interview question by the majority of medical assistants. After all, who wants to list a negative about themselves when trying to get a job? The ideal way to answer this question is to list a negative that is also a positive, especially to the employer. Here are some great sample answers to this tricky question:
Medical assistant interview are conducted much the way as other interviews. Make sure you dress professionally, are polite and courteous to everyone you meet, and that you are punctual. By doing this and being prepared to answer even the most difficult questions succinctly and with confidence, you can be sure that your interview will be successful.