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Medical Assistants

Handle administrative and clinical tasks in health care settings.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$24.23 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  18.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
  • Give medications or immunizations.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)
Doctors Assistant

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