Medical Assistants

At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$29,718
Local Jobs
1,545
Regional Salary
$30,299
Medical Assistants

Occupation Profile

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.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$29,718

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

1,545

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$30,299

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Texas A&M Kingsville
Medical Assistant
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE Certificate 175 Yes No

Brenda Ballard

Texas A&M Kingsville
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