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How to become a Certified Medical Assistant

Education is a must. Start by checking out resources online to educate yourself on the different opportunities available in the certified medical assistant field. Then choose how you will go about getting your education, either by attending an accredited school where you can earn your degree or through a fully accredited online program. Once you've completed your formal schooling, in order to become fully certified you will need to take and pass an exam. The American Association of Medical Assistants gives you a step-by-step breakdown on eligibility, documentation, fees and dates that the exam is available.

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Typical qualifications for a Certified Medical Assistant

Your Indeed Profile has 10 of the 11 qualifications typically needed to be a Certified Medical Assistant.
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Certified Medical Assistant jobs in United States

Bullhead City Clinic
Bullhead City, AZ
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18 hours ago
CRH Healthcare2.5
Hiram, GA
18 hours ago
Urology Group3.9
Cincinnati, OH
18 hours ago
Piedmont, SC
18 hours ago
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso2.7
El Paso, TX
18 hours ago
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Career progression for Certified Medical Assistant

Education levels for Certified Medical Assistants

Based on the requirements of Certified Medical Assistant job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED3.0%
Associate's degree2.0%
Bachelor's degree1.0%
Master's degree0.0%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Certified Medical Assistant in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$27,400
4 - 8$29,200
8 - 12$30,500
12 - 16$31,500
16 - 20$31,500
20 - 24$32,100
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Common questions about career advices for a Certified Medical Assistant

Is it possible to receive financial assistance while working towards medical assistant certification?

Yes, it is possible to receive financial assistance while working towards medical assistant certification. There are several scholarships available to those looking to study for a medical assistant certificate.

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Are certified medical assistants in high demand?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that employment of certified medical assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2018 to 2028.

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How to become a certified medical assistant?

To become a certified medical assistant, you need to first obtain a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED). This is followed by completing the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) program from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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