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Medical Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $17.44
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Medical Assistants *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.66 $14.86 $17.86
Minnesota
$15.5 $17.44 $19.69
Central Minnesota
$14.48 $16.92 $19.04
Northeast Minnesota
$14.96 $16.73 $18.42
Northwest Minnesota
$13.17 $15.79 $17.96
Southeast Minnesota
$16.05 $18.04 $20.99
Southwest Minnesota
$12.1 $15.03 $17.72
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.67 $17.55 $19.84

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 8730 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Medical Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3330 new Medical Assistants to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Medical Assistants
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 591300 730200 138900 23.5%
Minnesota 8595 10135 1540 17.9%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 434 493 59 13.6%
Southeast Minnesota 581 694 113 19.4%
Northwest Minnesota 335 386 51 15.2%
Central Minnesota 1146 1384 238 20.8%
Northeast Minnesota 443 486 43 9.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5750 6823 1073 18.7%


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