How much does a Medical Assistant - Certified make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Medical Assistant - Certified in the United States is $19 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $18 and $21. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Medical Assistant - Certified Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Medical Assistant - Certified Salary $16 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Medical Assistant - Certified Salary $18 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Medical Assistant - Certified Salary $19 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Medical Assistant - Certified Salary $21 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Medical Assistant - Certified Salary $23 US March 26, 2024
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


Primary Care: Primary care practice serves as the patient's entry point into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services.


HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge.

Customer Service 6.7%
Primary Care 2.83%
HIPAA 2.23%
Others 88.24%

Job Description for Medical Assistant - Certified

Medical Assistant - Certified assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height), and records or inputs information to patients' medical records. Being a Medical Assistant - Certified prepares treatment rooms for the examination of patients. May draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Additionally, Medical Assistant - Certified may perform administrative duties such as ordering supplies, answering the phone, and scheduling appointments. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Requires a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RCA) certification. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Medical Assistant - Certified works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Medical Assistant - Certified typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Medical Assistant - Certified salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Medical Assistant - Certified, the highest Medical Assistant - Certified salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Medical Assistant - Certified salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Medical Assistant - Certified salary is in Miami, FL, where the Medical Assistant - Certified salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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