Google Trend graph displays search interest that has started at a good rate and went up pretty high 2009 for medical assistants and falling back down to a very stable rate into 2013. The trend of this job market and the interest surrounding medical assistants shows a great future for anyone considering this job.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for the 2010 median pay for Medical Assistants was reported to be $28,860 a year which comes out to around $13.87 an hour. The total number of medical assistant jobs reported by the BLS in 2010 was about 527,600 with an expected growth rate of around 37% which is quite large. This big growth rate for assistants in the medical field will add nearly 162,900 medical assistant positions to the job market from 2010 – 2020. By choosing to work in one of the best paying states in the US you can make as much as $33,000 a year when looking at the state by state salary listings.
Listed below is information that is specific to Medical Assistant job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Medical Assistant. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Medical Assistants and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”