Do Medical Assistants Get Paid Well?

The median annual wage for medical assistants was $34,800 in 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,820, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $48,720. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aged people in our population will continue to increase the demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. This would result in physicians hiring more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

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