In our December 2019 blog, we took a closer look at what it takes to become certified as a medical assistant. What are the job possibilities and the potential salary range for a certified medical assistant in today’s market? There are a variety of things you can do and ways you can focus on your career. If you’re on the path to becoming a certified medical assistant, here are just a few of the essential things you should know before beginning your job search.
Just like physicians and nurses, CMAs can specialize in any practice area. It may require additional training or education, but it would help you narrow the focus of your career path. Some options include, but are not limited to, internal medicine, cardiology, digestive health, and so much more. Before deciding on a specific specialty, look into the specific requirements and available positions in your area.
Advancement is also possible for certified medical assistants. Some possibilities include clinic or office management, and it can even be a pathway to achieving a career in nursing. If you want to get some hands on experience under your belt before moving up in your career, becoming a certified medical assistant may give you an advantage.
Depending on your location, an entry-level certified medical assistant role can start between $14 and $18 per hour. Depending on the market and with multiple years of experience, salary can increase well above. However, different aspects of the job can affect salary, including specialty, experience and location.
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CornerStone Medical is a leading medical staffing agency in Irving, TX, hiring CMA’s in Dallas and surrounding areas. Browse our job board or contact us to see what jobs we’re working on today.