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Medical Assistant Salary

April 27, 2015

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Becoming a medical assistant can be a great career choice. Finishing the medical assisting program at First Institute provides you with the skills you need to become a medical assistant. Graduating from First institute comes with great benefits, one of which is finding a job. Career Services at First Institute works with students on the job search to find the right fit for YOU, including trying to find positions that ensure you will be paid sufficiently for your work.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May 2012. According to the job posting salaries on, the Average Medical Assistant salaries in Illinois are 13% higher than average at $43,000. Jobs for medical assistants are expected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than average. This means that there will be a lot of opportunities for graduates of the medical assisting program in the coming years.

If you are looking for a career that is experiencing growth, and can provide you with a comfortable salary, medical assisting is a good choice. If you are interested in getting a medical assisting certificate, call First Institute to set up a meeting with an admissions representative today at 815-459-3500.

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