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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

AllHealthcare.com and CareerVoyages.gov

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 States with the Most Medical Assistant Job Openings

State Average Annual Job Openings
1. California
2,800
2. Florida
1,830
3. Ohio
1,050
4. New York
1,000
5. Pennsylvania
800
6. Georgia
770
7. Michigan
760
8. New Jersey
700
9. North Carolina
660
10. Arizona
550

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    sillyhilly182

    20 days ago

    2 comments

    MA school is a complete waste of time and money.
    Im starting my prerequisite classes for nursing this fall. I wish I never would have
    attended a for profit vocational school. Wasting 1 year of my life
    and getting 10k in debt to be offered minimum wage is devastating

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    johnnydiver2003

    about 1 month ago

    4 comments

    That being said, I would not recommend a MA diploma to anyone. You have to be exceptional to do what I did.

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    johnnydiver2003

    about 1 month ago

    4 comments

    Hey Angel, you write like a hood rat. How you gain trust and advance when you have a bad attitude. Your disenchantment is self inflicted.

    I took a job after MA school for $9.00 an hour as a transporter in a hospital in Florida in November 2010. Since then here is my history:

    April 2011 - Surgery Assistant (transport and cleaning surgery suites-$9.25 per hour
    July 2011 - ER Tech (working under nurses in the ER of a Hospital)- $9.60
    Feb. 2012 - Health Tech with the Veterans Administration-$34,900 a year.
    Current - Peer Specialist, Veterans Administration- $41,971 a year

    I was one of three males of 200 MA students.....female students as a rule were: late for class, mouthy to teachers, staring at cell phone all the time, and failing to do homework. You reap what you sow.

    John Lyon class of 2010

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    Angel007

    about 1 month ago

    2 comments

    Lol wow!! 18 ab hour after 13 tears experience?? Umm no ma'am they are definitely under paying you. Starting M.A school was the worst decision ever! People will not hire students whom just graduated. They expect you to have expierence and under pay you. I got hired at my extern site and the Dr. Started me off at 8 bucks an hour. Then after I moved to a different clinic n they paid me 8.50. And I was doing a ton of work!! I have now worked as a MA for about 4 years now and I'm getting paid 12. That's still not enough for all the work I do. I'm still paying off loans and I tell people to not even waste thier time. Going to college and getting a degree is so much better than this crap. I know people who get paid more working in daycares. Trust me whoever is reading this TRUST me this is not the route to go. Do not waste your time with this. Now there's Dr's whom expect us to start iv's like umm no that's why they have RNs to do that. They hire us so that way they won't have to pay as much. Ladies/men be smart n go back to college. And ladies if you already did it and are having trouble finding a job remember this "sometimes you have to fake it to make it"! Good luck to everyone.
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    beereal

    about 1 month ago

    2 comments

    I see a lot of negative comments about medical assistants. I have been a medical assistant for 13 years. When you first start off you are not going to be highly paid at first because you have to build your experience. I started with family practice started out with $10 and I worked as a CNA at night. Then two years went by I stepped up to specialty practice OB/Gyn and with my experience my pay increased. Then I worked for Cardiology for 8 years built up more experience. Now I'm in Dermatology making $18.00 hrly. I love being a medical assistant. The opportunity is endless in experience....and opportunity for growth. Ive also taken small diploma courses such as BMO...( basic machine operator) that will also give you more opportunity and higher pay.Also if you havent found a job.....maybe you need to consider the area you are in or maybe you are not presenting your self in the interview. That makes a huge difference as well.

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    Baboon1317

    2 months ago

    2 comments

    Medical Assistant school is A COMPLETE WASTE and a RIP-OFF. I have graduated from an Accredited MA school with a 3.88 GPA, went on extern, performed very well, got letters of recommendations from the doctors where I completed my extern and I am bi-lingual. I have been on a number of job Interviews and it's the same story everywhere you go "you don't have any experience". When I asked "So, why then did I go to school." The response was "I'm sorry"
    In contrast to what instructors/staff at school will tell you, most employers ARE NOT interested in hiring a new graduate; I don't care what you're told at school. The same thing has happened to almost ALL of my classmates, NO ONE can find a job for the same reason. Research shows that HUNDREDS of new graduates, like myself, from all over the US are in the same situation; only now that have hundreds of dollars to pay back on a student loan and no employment to show for all their hard work (On the rare occasion a student who goes to extern gets hired by the extern site). There are things that staff/instructors have to tell you, because they know if students knew the TRUTH of entering into the world of medicine as an MA then they would all be out of a job. They'll tell you that employers prefer new graduates over individuals who have been in the field, NOTHING could be further from the truth. The instructors/staff HAVE to tell you things that they want you to hear.
    MAs are NOT given the same respect as LPNs, even though we have been trained to perform almost all of the same duties as an LPN. On many job posting websites, here where I live there are 3 times as many job postings for LPNs that there are MAs. You do have the option and finding another intern site beyond graduation to get more experience or volunteer at say the local hospital. However, in most of these places where you can volunteer, they will not allow you to have direct contact with patients other than just greeting them in waiting room and escorting them and it doesn't do you any good if you can go somewhere beyond graduation to intern/volunteer if you can't get further training/exposure to what you have learned in school then the question is does volunteering really do you any good? And when you consider the rate of return for all your hard work, most MA jobs will start at around $10 per hour or so and in some case even less. If I had known then what I know now, I would have never invested all of the valuable time and money in an MA school. If you're contemplating going to MA school and reading this, I would encourage you to give serious thought to what I'm saying. I'm not saying don't do it, but the reality is that it is very, very, very difficult for a new graduate to find work. You will by MUCH BETTER OFF by looking at Nursing School.

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    firefly55

    4 months ago

    2 comments

    Not true. In California we start at 10.00 hr

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