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Medical assistant: salary, career and job training facts

Individuals looking for a career with strong job prospects should consider medical assistant salary and education information. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that between 2012 and 2022, the employment of medical assistants will increase by 29 percent, which is much faster than the average.

Medical assistant salary and career training

The BLS estimates that the mean annual medical assistant salary as of May 2014 was $29,370, or $14.12 hourly. There is some variation in what a person could earn as a medical assistant, because the 10th percentile earned a mean salary of $21,540, but the 90th percentile earned a mean salary of $42,760.

The BLS shows that medical assistant salary averages in 2014 were highest in the following states:

  •   California
  •   Texas
  •   Florida
  •   Pennsylvania
  •   New York
  • While some medical assistants are trained on-the-job, many also complete formal education programs. These programs are usually one-year diploma programs or two-year associate degree programs through a local vocational school or community college. To open up more job opportunities or perhaps even earn a higher medical assistant salary, medical assistants may earn certification through an organization such as the AAMA or the Association of Medical Technologists.

    Sources:

    http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm

    http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

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