What is the average annual salary for Medical Assistant?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Medical Assistant may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Medical Assistant in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Medical Assistant in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annualy pay for a typical Medical Assistant in the United States is $31,959 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Accountant I in the United Sates are expected to make less than $31,959.
Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records information on patients' charts. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Requires a high school diploma and medical assistant certificate and 0-2 years of experience in a related field. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Typically reports to supervisor or manager.
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