Medical Assistant

Code: 31-9092.00

Also known as: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Office Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

Description: Medical Assistants perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks that keep hospitals and other patient care centers running smoothly. They may be involved in triage, collecting blood or urine samples, recording medical history and contacting insurance agencies. Medical Assistants usually have at least a high school degree or its equivalent and have complete some postsecondary education.

Medical Assistant

Typical wages

10% $26,930
25% $30,360
Median $35,850
75% $41,280
90% $50,580
10% $12.95
25% $14.59
Median $17.23
75% $19.85
90% $24.32

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 92,800