Medical assistants

What do Medical Assistants Do?

Medical assistants are one of the fastest growing professions you will find today given the aging demographics of the United States. That coupled with the relatively low amount of time needed in school, it is a great professions to break into the healthcare industry. Medical assistants work in a variety of different settings and complete both administrative and clinical tasks.

What is the Salary?

Salary Estimates

Median Salary

$33,610
$20,166
$33,610
$53,776

Work Environment

Employment 2018

686,600

Employment 2028

841,500

Change

23%

Self-Employed

0%

What Education and Experience is Needed?

Education Level

Postsecondary nondegree award

Related work experience

On-the-job training

None

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Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics

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