Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants

Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician. Excludes “Physician Assistants”.

In May 2020, the average annual wages for medical assistants in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Outpatient Care Centers


General Medical and Surgical Hospitals


Offices of Physicians


Offices of Other Health Practitioners


Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly


Centura College is committed to connecting communities and careers!

Medical Assisting careers can open the doors to working alongside doctors and nurses in many health care settings.

Some people focus their training on the clinical side of the business so they can have a more direct, hands-on approach with patients. Others focus on the office management side of the business, where management, administration, and technological skills allow them to excel.

Wherever you decide to focus, completing your medical assisting training can give you the opportunity to work in a doctor’s office, hospital, long-term care facility, or other health care facility helping people in your community. Before graduating, you take the American Medical Tech (AMT) Exam. Once passed, you earn the RMA Credential and are a Registered Medical Assistant.

Industry-Focused Instruction

We meet with employers to assess industry needs. Our small class sizes and simulated work environments are a chance for you to learn and practice your new skills. You will train closely with our dedicated and experienced instructors.

We give you the knowledge you need to succeed

Our dedication to your education goes past enrollment. We offer career placement assistance to help you with your resume, job search, and interview prep.