Information About Medical Assistants

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Training

Medical assistants need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Medical assistants
Training for Medical Assistants
Percent
Less than High School 4.8
High School 29.0
Some College 37.8
Associates Degree 16.3
Bachelors Degree 9.1
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment

Represents about 483,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 163,000 more medical assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 217,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, medical assistants make $14.51 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical assistants $10.00 $11.80 $13.90 $16.80 $19.60
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, medical assistants make $30,170 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical assistants $20,880 $24,670 $29,100 $35,080 $40,810
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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