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60 Second Look: SF Bay Area Salaries After Medical Assistant Training

Medical assistant students getting training in phlebotomyAre you wondering what are the salaries after medical assistant training in the San Francisco Bay Area?

While medical assistant salary depends on a number of factors, such as qualifications, experience, hours worked, the area you live in, and the type of medical facility where you’re employed, the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has published median wage salary statistics for medical assistants, as of May 2016.  (Bureau of Labor economic, employment, and labor force projections are updated biyearly.)

Let’s take a 60-second look at the highest paying metropolitan areas in the San Francisco Bay Area for medical assistants.

Salaries After Medical Assistant Training for Metropolitan Areas in the San Francisco Bay Area

You’ll see in the pie chart below that median wages are used to report medical assistant salaries in San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan areas.

Simply, “median wage” is the wage in the middle of what workers are earning.

For instance, note the median wage for medical assistants working in the San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco metropolitan area was $45,130. This means that 50% of all medical assistants working in the area were earning more than $45,130, while 50% of all medical assistants working in the area were earning less than $45,130.

annual mean wage of medical assistants. Click here for a text file describing the chart.

Job Outlook After Medical Assistant Training

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant hiring is projected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024. This is faster than the average for all occupations.

If the most recent government medical assistant salary figures are anything to go by, it’s good to know after your medical assistant training there are healthy job prospects and a worthwhile salary to go along with the job.

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US, and you can be a part of it!

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