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Career Guide: Medical Assistant

Career Guide: Medical Assistant

U. S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Information about career opportunities and certification for medical assistants is available from:

More on Medical Assisting

Salary: $18,860 - $36,840
Min. Education: Associate's
Related Careers: Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse

• American Association of Medical Assistants, 20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606.

• American Medical Technologists, 10700 West Higgins Rd., Suite 150, Rosemont, IL 60018.

• National Healthcareer Association, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 203, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.

Information about career opportunities, training programs, and certification for ophthalmic medical personnel is available from:

• Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, 2025 Woodlane Dr., St. Paul, MN 55125.

Information about career opportunities, training programs and certification for optometric assistants is available from:

• American Optometric Association, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141. Internet:

Information about certification for podiatric assistants is available from:

• American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants, 2l24 South Austin Blvd., Cicero, IL 60804. Internet:

For lists of accredited educational programs in medical assisting, contact:

• Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, VA 22043. Internet:

• Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756. Internet:

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