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Medical Assistants

in Massachusetts

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. Excludes "Physician Assistants" (29-1071).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
319092  Medical Assistants 16,275 18,686 2,411 14.81 % 580 241 339 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    15,700  96 % 18,060  97 % 2,360  15 % $38,780
Ambulatory Health Care Services    8,860  54 % 10,350  55 % 1,490  17 % $36,830
Hospitals    6,760  42 % 7,630  41 % 870  13 % $41,060
Educational Services    140  1 % 160  1 % 20  8 % $52,380
Educational Services    140  1 % 160  1 % 20  8 % $52,380
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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