Entry-Level Medical Assistant (Certified) in Jackson, Mississippi Salary

The average wage for an Entry-Level Medical Assistant (Certified) in Jackson, Mississippi is $10.27 per hour.

$9.77 - $15.01
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
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Hourly Data $0$16
Hourly Rate $9.77 - $15.01
Overtime $16.35
Annual Data $0$31K
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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$20,391 - $31,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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

  • 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.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

About Jackson, Mississippi

Hinds County, Mississippi
170,811
Male:
79,039 (46.3%)
Female:
91,772 (53.7%)
Jackson is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is located primarily in Hinds County, serving as one of its two county seats. Segments of the city overlap Madison County and Rankin County. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. President. The current slogan for the city is "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul." It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel and jazz, and was known for decades for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast; one site has been designated for the Mississippi Blues Trail. The city is the anchor for the metro area. While its population...
Jackson:
$32,482
Mississippi:
$40,593
$790
Jackson:
$92,600
Mississippi:
$112,700
6.5%

Medical Assistant (Certified) Job Listings

Key Stats for Medical Assistant (Certified)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Medical Assistant (Certified) Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Triage
▼3%

Patient Education
▼5%

Phlebotomy
▼7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 33%