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    Name: Michelle Francis
    Job Title: Medical Assistant
    Where: Walnut Creek, CA
    Years of Experience: 5
    Current Employer: Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
    Other Relevant Work Experience: CPR certified, BLS certified, Arrhythmia/EKG certificate
    Education: Concorde Career Institute, Medical Assisting, 4.0 GPA, perfect attendance
    Salary: Use the PayScale Research Center to find median medical assistant salary data.

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    In this post I will briefly discuss the methodology of the study, how it changed from last year, and some key insights from the data.

    Whether you went to college or not, are you earning what you are worth? Find out with a free PayScale salary report.

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    Name: Kevin Meyer
    Job Title: Real Estate Agent
    Years of Experience: 9+
    Where: Woodinville, WA
    Current Employer: Coldwell Banker Bain
    Other Relevant Work Experience: Market Leader LLC - a leading provider of real estate marketing software
    Education: Rockwell Real Estate Institution Bellevue College
    Salary: Research the median real estate agent salary.

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