Certified Medical Assistant Salary
A medical assistant salary varies, depending on their level of skill, experience and location. The average annual certified medical assistant salary in the United States as of the year 2004 is over twenty-four thousand dollars. While the lowest certified medical assistant salary is between twenty thousand dollars to twenty-nine thousand dollars. Fifty percent of all certified medical assistants in the United States belong to this salary bracket. The highest certified medical assistant salary in the United States is more than thirty-four thousand dollars. Ten percent of all certified medical assistants belong to this bracket. The lowest ten percent certified medical assistant salary does not exceed eighteen thousand dollars.
Certified medical assistants that are employed in colleges, universities and professional institutes earn an estimated certified medical assistant salary of over twenty-seven thousand dollars a year. Certified medical assistants that work on outpatient care facilities earns over twenty-five thousand dollars. While a certified medical assistant salary on general medical and surgical hospitals earns a little over twenty-five thousand dollars annually. A certified medical assistant employed on the offices of physicians annually earns almost twenty-five thousand dollars. While a certified medical assistant salary on offices of other health care practitioners earns almost twenty-two thousand dollars a year.
Every certified medical assistant salary varies depending on a certified medical assistant’s experiences, performance, tenure and geographic location.
These facts are based on the information gathered from major health care industries and are also supplied by the Occupational Employment Statistics. The Occupation Employment Statistics is under the United States Department of Labor. As well as the facts presented by the Occupational Employment Statistics, some of these facts are based on the information that came from the United States Office of Personnel Management. While some of these information came for the Current Population Survey.
Many factors affect the certified medical assistant salary. The salary of the certified medical assistants increases as the certified medical assistants earn more experience. Certified medical assistants earn more than those who are not certified or unregistered.
In order for an individual to be eligible or qualified for certification, one must be a graduate of a medical assisting course or program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School. Certification is not mandatory but most health care industry employers prefer certified medical assistants. Certification can be acquired by taking an examination issued by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Association of Medical Assistants or the American Medical Technologist or the National Healthcareer Association. The certification examination is offered twice a year and Certified Medical Assistants must take recertification every five years. The recertification may be done by retaking the initial certification examination or by earning continuing education time by attending certified medical assistant meetings, conventions and seminars.