HOURLY AVERAGE PAY RATE: $12.75
YEARLY AVERAGE SALARY: $28,750
In New York Medical assistants are a critical element of a health care team. Medical assistants should be aware that not all states require certification be sure to contact your local New York state office to verify current laws and regulations. Even though state certification is not always required for medical assistants, state laws govern this field. All New York medical assistants should be up to date with the laws governing the interaction between a nurse and medical assistant, as well as the interaction between the physician and medical assistant.
Working as a medical assistant in New York there are a lot of variations in medical assistant salaries. These variations depend on a wide range of factors from population to general competitiveness in the market.
Some general statistics as according to The Bureau Of Labor Statistics;
- Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008–18 decade.
- Job prospects should be excellent.
- About 62 percent of medical assistants work in offices of physicians.
- Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete 1-year or 2-year programs.
The salary for medical assistants varies depending on their experience and location. As per the national Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical assistants in May 2008 were:
|General medical and surgical hospitals||
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools||
|Offices of physicians||
|Outpatient care centers||
|Offices of other health practitioners||