Medical assistants are most often employed by the Offices of physicians industry. The average yearly wage for Medical assistants was $32,842 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical assistants by wage are Psychiatric technicians, Recreational therapists, and Disc jockeys, except radio.
Medical assistants are part of the Healthcare Support Occupations, along with Home health aides, Personal care aides, Nursing assistants, Orderlies and psychiatric aides, Occupational therapy assistants & aides, and 9 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical assistants are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, Hampshire & Morgan Counties PUMA, WV, and Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Hayden Cities PUMA, ID. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical assistants are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Lake & Mendocino Counties PUMA, CA, and Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Hayden Cities PUMA, ID.