Medical assistants are most often employed by the Offices of physicians industry. The average yearly wage for Medical assistants was $32,585 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical assistants by wage are Office clerks, general, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, and Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders.
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 Union City, Newark & Fremont (West) Cities PUMA, CA, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Osceola County (West) PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical assistants are Alamo & Donna Cities PUMA, TX, Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, and Portsmouth & Norfolk (Southwest) Cities PUMA, VA.