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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).

Occupation Projection for Medical Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
319092  Medical Assistants 12,991 15,221 2,230 17.17 % 619 866 223 1,708 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Medical Assistants Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    12,560  97 % 14,760  97 % 2,200  18 % $39,020
Ambulatory Health Care Services    8,080  62 % 9,490  62 % 1,410  17 % $38,040
Hospitals    4,360  34 % 5,120  34 % 760  17 % $41,010
Educational Services    170  1 % 190  1 % 20  14 % $56,200
Educational Services    170  1 % 190  1 % 20  14 % $56,200
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    100  1 % 110  1 % 10  6 % $41,590
Administrative and Support Services    100  1 % 110  1 % 10  6 % $41,590
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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