Total Employment

712,430

Hourly Wage (avg)

$17.17

Annual Wage (avg)

$35,720

Description

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Snapshot

SOC Code 31-9092 - Medical Assistants is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Support Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 712,430 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $17.17 and average Annual Wage of $35,720.

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