Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, and other healthcare facilities.
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Training Funds Available
This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.
For the Rural Capital Area
Over the next five years, an average of 237 openings per year are projected for Medical Assistants.
Employment for Medical Assistants is forecasted to increase significantly more than the regional average by 21.2% between 2022 and 2027.
An average worker in this occupation is paid $16.33/hour. Entry level workers are paid $13.62, while experienced workers are paid $17.68. The median wage is below average regional wages across occupations.
Local Employment Opportunities
There are 1,328 Medical Assistants in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 1,609.
Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally
The top industries employing Medical Assistants are Offices of Physicians, Offices of Other Health Practitioners, and General Medical and Surgical Hospitals.
The top most significant knowledge categories for Medical Assistants include Customer and Personal Service, Medicine and Dentistry, and English Language.
Educational Attainment Patterns
The most common level of education for Medical Assistants is Some college, no degree. 39% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.