Medical assistants are most often employed by the Offices of physicians industry. The average yearly wage for Medical assistants was $31,031 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical assistants by wage are Telephone operators, Retail salespersons, and Counter & rental clerks.
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 Bakersfield City (West) PUMA, CA, Salem City (South) & Four Corners PUMA, OR, and South Coast Region PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical assistants are Salem City (South) & Four Corners PUMA, OR, San Antonio City (Central) PUMA, TX, and Portsmouth & Norfolk (Southwest) Cities PUMA, VA.