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Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Medical Assistant

Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Medical Assistant and

As one of the most popular healthcare careers today, medical assistants wear many different hats. They interact with patients by taking vital signs and drawing blood and also handle administrative tasks, like preparing medical histories and scheduling appointments. Medical assistants are often the first person patients meet when they arrive at the physician’s office. While medical assistants are in demand, there are certain states where the salary and benefits make relocating particularly appealing. Where are these healthcare havens? Find out here.

Top 10 Highest Paying States for Medical Assistants

State Salary (hourly)
1. California $22.11
2. Idaho $21.66
3. District of Columbia $21.36
4. Connecticut $20.36
5. Massachusetts $20.08
6. New Jersey $20.06
7. Alaska $19.67
8. Rhode Island $19.53
9. Delaware $19.18
10. Washington $19.04

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