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Medical Assistants

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $16.10
Statewide median: $18.15

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Medical Assistants

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.31 $14.35 $20.30
Minnesota
$11.31 $16.10 $21.16
Central Minnesota
$10.76 $15.15 $20.14
Northeast Minnesota
$12.08 $16.22 $20.53
Northwest Minnesota
$10.49 $13.72 $19.52
Southeast Minnesota
$10.71 $16.02 $22.61
Southwest Minnesota
$10.19 $14.03 $18.29
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$11.88 $16.39 $21.29

"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 9,080 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 3,060 new Medical Assistants to meet market demand between 2010-2020. 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 527,600 690,400 162,900 30.9%
Minnesota 7,037 9,015 1,978 28.1%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 915 1,203 288 31.5%
Northeast Minnesota 299 356 57 19.1%
Northwest Minnesota 310 423 113 36.5%
Southeast Minnesota 545 707 162 29.7%
Southwest Minnesota 355 478 123 34.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,613 5,857 1,244 27%


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