Medical assistants are most often employed by the Offices of physicians industry. The average yearly wage for Medical assistants was $30,798 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical assistants by wage are Furniture finishers, Refuse & recyclable material collectors, and Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers.
Medical assistants are part of the Healthcare Support Occupations, along with Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, Occupational therapy assistants & aides, Physical therapist assistants & aides, Massage therapists, Dental assistants, Medical assistants, Medical transcriptionists, Pharmacy aides, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, Phlebotomists, and Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical assistants are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Hayward City PUMA, CA, and Cobb County (Central)Marietta City PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical assistants are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Hidalgo County (North & West) PUMA, TX, and St. Louis County (Northeast) PUMA, MO.