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Medical Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $18.80
Statewide median: $20.07

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Medical Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$13.47 $15.85 $18.72
Minnesota
$16.69 $18.80 $21.90
Central Minnesota
$15.33 $17.32 $19.52
Northeast Minnesota
$16.00 $17.90 $20.08
Northwest Minnesota
$14.70 $16.92 $18.84
Southeast Minnesota
$17.48 $19.84 $22.70
Southwest Minnesota
$13.30 $16.61 $20.19
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.04 $19.04 $22.16

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 10,730 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Medical Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 14,079 new Medical Assistants to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Medical Assistants
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 634,400 818,400 183,900 29%
Minnesota 9,780 12,256 2,476 25.3%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 929 1,179 250 26.9%
Northeast Minnesota 451 467 16 3.5%
Northwest Minnesota 250 296 46 18.4%
Southeast Minnesota 2,481 3,163 682 27.5%
Southwest Minnesota 484 564 80 16.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,106 7,598 1,492 24.4%


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