Demographic information on Medical assistants in the US. The average age of male Medical assistants in the workforce is 33.8 and of female Medical assistants is 36.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical assistants is White.
Data on higher education choices for Medical assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical assistants is Health but a relatively high number of Medical assistants hold a major in Communications.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical assistants need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical assistants need more than the average amount of Science, Social Perceptiveness, and Speaking.
Projections on wages and job growth for Medical assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Medical assistants are expected to see a growth of 23.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.