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Medical Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $16.77
Statewide median: $18.65

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Medical Assistants

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.59 $14.72 $21.01
Minnesota
$12.02 $16.77 $22.12
Central Minnesota
$11.22 $15.97 $20.77
Northeast Minnesota
$12.00 $16.39 $20.76
Northwest Minnesota
$11.51 $15.04 $19.32
Southeast Minnesota
$11.54 $16.80 $23.08
Southwest Minnesota
$10.10 $14.33 $19.01
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$12.41 $17.05 $22.38

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 8,580 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Medical Assistants most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   

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

There will be a need for about 3,330 new Medical Assistants to meet market demand between 2012-2022. 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
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 560,800 723,700 162,900 29%
Minnesota 8,591 10,284 1,693 19.7%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 1,146 1,384 238 20.8%
Northeast Minnesota 443 486 43 9.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,750 6,823 1,073 18.7%
Southeast Minnesota 581 694 113 19.4%
Southwest Minnesota 434 493 59 13.6%
Northwest Minnesota 335 386 51 15.2%


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