Medical Assistant Programs at Top Considerations for Medical Assistant Salaries
Moving from Training to Employment• Besides wondering about the sort of work medical assistants get to do, prospective students of Everest College are also curious about what kind of financial independence they can gain after completing their education.
Earning Potential To help estimate what your earning potential might be as a medical assistant, there are four main question you should consider:1. Where will you be practicing in regards to population and location?2. Who would you like to work for - a private practice, specialty practice, or clinic?3. Is the profession of the physician you are working with primary care or a specialty?4. Have you, or are you pursuing, a medical assistant certification?
#1: Regional Factors• The regional factors from question #1 can be broken down into two main areas, each with their own pros and cons that can affect your career and earning potential.• The area where you work may be decided by a number things ranging from spousal obligations, to personal preference.
#1: Regional Factors Rural Area City• Greater demand for • More competition for the medical assistants. same job openings.• Easier to obtain • Focused job employment. responsibilities.• Usually required to take on clinical or • Greater room for growth administrative duties in and specialization, addition to medical which can preclude assistant duties. higher salary levels.
#2: Office Type• The type of office you work in can affect your career growth and earning potential. – Private practice – Specialty practice – Clinic• Specialty fields usually pay higher salaries to medical assistants than clinic settings because they may require unique skills and/or knowledge.• Most medical assistants (62%) work with physicians in their offices.
#3: Physician Type• Similar to the office type, the profession of the physician(s) can also affect a medical assistant’s salary.• In general, physicians who have specialized skills usually pay higher salaries to medical assistant personnel. – However, staff is expected to learn more specialized tasks.
#4: Medical Assistant Certification• You’ve probably noticed a recurring theme in medical assistant salaries: specialization = higher earning potential.• Earning a medical assistant certification is a great way to continue your education and increase your salary. Choose either: – Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) – Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Join Everest College’s Medical Assisting Community• Visit the Everest College Facebook page to hear from medical assistants and current or prospective students.
About Us• Corinthian Colleges, Inc. offers medical assistant training and education through its Everest College, Everest University, and Everest Institute campuses nationwide.• We are the largest educator of medical assistants in the United States.
Request More Information• Please call 1-(866) 210-6524 or visit the Everest College Website to request more information about becoming a medical assistant.• We look forward to hearing from you!