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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

We asked 24,177 job seekers about their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). This is what they told us:

  • 57% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • 71% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) helped them make more money
  • 75% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) helped them get a job
  • 92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

What are people saying about getting a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 24,159 responses

71% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 24,156 responses

75% said earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 24,159 responses

92% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)

Why did you decide to earn your Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)?

Based on 24,177 responses

Required for my current job

16%

Make more money

30%

Changing careers

34%

Get an edge over other candidates

9%

Help my career progression

57%

Other

15%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 18,502 responses

Medical Assistant View jobs

36%

Certified Medical Assistant View jobs

33%

Nursing Assistant View jobs

3%

Medical Receptionist View jobs

2%

Medical Office Assistant View jobs

1%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)?

17,259 people answered

“That you need 1 to 2 years of experience before someone would actually hire you.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“I wish I would've taken the nationwide exam because I moved out of NY a few years after.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“I wish I had researched for more jobs in the medical field earlier so I can obtain more experience and hours working in order to renew my certification.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“Many employers require you to be certified.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“There are so many opportunities with this certificate, if I had known the broad spectrum and how well I would do in completing the program I would have completed it sooner.”

Dec. 31, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)?

18,220 people answered

“Do a full RN program or Surgical Tech before you decide on this diploma.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“I would definitely advise them to research more about this before spending hours learning about it to realize that it isn't what they want to be doing. Many people don't realize what they're going into at first and change their mind so it's very important to make sure this is something you really want to do. If it is then I would also say for them to study consistently in order to retain all of the information and remember it because it is a lot.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“Don’t do yearly re-certification if possible.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“This certificate requires a lot of focus to retain an abundance of information pertaining to all aspects of the medical field.”

Dec. 31, 2019

“A lot of concentration. Recommend going to a community college for the certification/degree.”

Dec. 31, 2019

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