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Total Workforce
525,085
Average Age
36.4
Estimated Job Growth
29%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$29,381
Average Male Salary
$35,959
Average Female Salary
$28,666

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of physicians is the industry that employs the most Medical assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical assistants, by average wage, is Justice, public order, & safety activities . Medical assistants are paid most in Franklin County PUMA, MO but are relatively concentrated in Portsmouth & Norfolk (Southwest) Cities PUMA, VA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical assistants in the US. The average age of male Medical assistants in the workforce is 34.5 and of female Medical assistants is 36.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical assistants is White.

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Education

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 Agriculture.

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Skills

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.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Medical assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Medical assistants are expected to see a growth of 29% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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