Medical Assistants (SOC 31-9092)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding 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 physician. Exclude "Physician Assistants" (29-1071).

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.

Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Medical Assistants is classified as an occupation whose job duties involve occasional use of technology.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2012: 590
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 777
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 180
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 30.50%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $12.05
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 10
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 20

Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2012: 51,560
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 67,960
Absolute Change 2012- 2022: 16,400
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 31.80%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $13.53
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 985
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 1,640

National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2012: 560,800
Projected National Employment 2022: 723,700
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 162,900
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 29%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $14.80
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available

Additional Labor Market Information


Turnover: LOW
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 38.6
Average Years in Occupation: 9.9
Average Years with Current Employer: 3.4
Percent Female: 87.8%
Percent Non-White: 26.1%




CERTIFIED TRAINING PROVIDERS