Medical Office Assistant

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
8,267
declining 9.2%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$4,308
declining 2.97%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$14,520
declining 5.13%
Average Wage
$75,291
growing 1.55%
People in Workforce
4.28M
growing 4.06%
Average Employee Age
42.8
declining 1.06%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Medical Office Assistant degree recipients are Tempe, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, and Visalia, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Medical Office Assistant degree recipients are Bridgeport, WV, Watsonville, CA, and Calcutta, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Medical Office Assistant is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Medical Office Assistant and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in Medical Office Assistant in the US, but Advance Science College and PiBerry Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Medical Office Assistant.

Tuition costs for Medical Office Assistant majors are, on average, $4,308 for in-state public colleges, and $14,520 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Medical Office Assistant programs are Private for-profit, 2-year institutions (119 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private for-profit, 2-year (2,819 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Medical Office Assistant

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Medical Office Assistant, is Private for-profit, 2-year (2,819 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Medical Office Assistant programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$4,308
Median In-State Public
$14,520
Median Out of State Private

University of Phoenix-Arizona has the most Medical Office Assistant degree recipients, with 976 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 100%
  2. 100%
  3. 73%

Out of all institutions that offer Medical Office Assistant programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Advance Science College and PiBerry Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Medical Office Assistant, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Medical Office Assistant

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Medical Office Assistant by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Medical Office Assistant.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$75,291
Average Wage in Workforce
± $781
1.55%
1 Year Growth
± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Health majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.28M
2018 Workforce
± 50,063
4.06%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Medical Office Assistant is from the 2 Digit Course Health.
4.28M
2018 Workforce
± 50,063
4.06%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,990) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Medical Office Assistant is from the 2 Digit Course Health.
42.8
Average Age in 2018
± 0.155 Years
1.06%
1 Year Change
± 0.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 30 years old, which represent 3.04% and 2.97% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Medical Office Assistant are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Associates Degree, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (94.4%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,990 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,203 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,918 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Medical Office Assistant for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. Asian Female
    0 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. Asian Male
    0 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male
    0 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Medical Office Assistant. Asian Female students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Medical Office Assistant is from the 2 Digit Course Health.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    193,770 degree recipients
  2. India
    87,510 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    32,095 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Cameroon
    5.13 times more than expected
  2. Philippines
    5 times more than expected
  3. Saudi Arabia
    3.81 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Cameroon that hold Health degrees (5.13 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (193,770 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Medical Office Assistant field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical Office Assistant majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical Office Assistant majors need more than the average amount of Speaking, Active Listening, and Service Orientation.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Medical Office Assistant majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Speaking is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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