Medical Assistant (Certified) Salary (United States)

A Medical Assistant (Certified) earns an average wage of $13.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Assistant (Certified) Salary (?
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$20,455 - $40,929
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MEDIAN: $29,773
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Medical Assistant (Certified) Salary (?
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$10.05 - $17.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,455 - $40,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,894  
Commission
$550 - $1,590  
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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$21,078 - $37,409  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $17.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$10.03 - $25.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Commission
$550 - $1,590  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $4,894  
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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$21,078 - $37,409  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,521
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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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Medical Assistant (Certified) Reviews

What is it like working as a Medical Assistant (Certified)?
Medical Assistant (Certified) in Grand Rapids:
"I Enjoy Helping People And Use My Administrative Skills."
Pros: Multi-tasking, doing administrative duties, giving injections, and phlebotomy.
Cons: Not having enough medical assistant staff to help cover all the duties that we do in the multi-specialty clinic.
Medical Assistant (Certified) in Tinley Park:
Pros: Hands on with the patients and working for my doctors.
Cons: Lack of fairness in what is done among all MA's, no following through to correct problems.
Medical Assistant (Certified) in Las Vegas:
Pros: Patient contact, office condition, fellow employees, professional atmosphere.
Cons: Stress level, pay, management, corporate culture.
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

Procedures
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Pediatrics
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Customer Service
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Triage
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Patient Education
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Scheduling
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Family Practice
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Phlebotomy
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Office Administration
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$28,000
Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 726 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 32%
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