A Medical Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $13.15 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Assistant (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$19,819 - $40,502
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MEDIAN: $29,492
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Medical Assistant (Certified) Total Pay (?
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$9.93 - $17.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,819 - $40,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
Profit Sharing
$348.17 - $4,500  
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,747 - $37,134  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,009
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $17.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$11.40 - $25.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$348.17 - $4,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,747 - $37,134  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,009
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Job Description for Medical Assistant (Certified)
Certified medical assistants most often work in a doctor's office, a nursing care center, or another medical facility such as a hospital, nursing home, or pharmacy. Their responsibilities include providing continuing patient care, working with doctors and nurses to meet the needs of patents, and performing administrative and clerical duties in an office environment. They greet and assist patients with paperwork, show patients to their exam rooms, and take patients' vitals and drawing blood. Their typical work week usually includes a full-time schedule during regular business hours, although they may be hired for night shifts.
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Medical Assistant (Certified) Tasks
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Assistant (Certified)
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Medical Assistant (Certified) Reviews

What is it like working as a Medical Assistant (Certified)?
Medical Assistant (Certified) in Chapel Hill:
"The Good, The Bad And The Ugly."
Pros: Working with patients and actually feeling like I have helped them.
Cons: We are over worked and under appreciated.
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Experience Affects Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

Customer Service
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Patient Education
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Triage
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$28,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 648 votes.
Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 33%
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