How Much Medical Assistants Get Paid


If you are considering looking for a job as a medical assistant, you probably want to know how much you would be paid. Obviously, the income pay rate depends on the company and what part of the country you live in.

The average income for a medical assistant is $28,860 per year or $13.87 per hour, according the the United States Government Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent of medical assistants earned less than $20,810, and the top 10 percent earned more than $40,190. Most medical assistants work full time, with evening or weekend shifts common at larger facilities.

To get an entry level job, the educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent, and no previous experience is required. The job outlook to the year 2020 is a 31% increase, which is much higher than average. 162,900 new jobs as medical assistants is expected.

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The pay for Certified Medical Assistants and Registered Medical Assistants is very similar.


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