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What was the average salary for medical assistants in MI in 2015?

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The average salary for a medical assistant in Michigan in 2015 is $29,350, notes the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average salary for a medical assistant in 2015 in the United States is $31,220.

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A medical assistant's job duties include:

  • Preparing examination rooms for patients
  • Attending the doctor during procedures and examinations
  • Working closely with patients
  • Operating medical equipment
  • Completing clerical work
  • Handling office management, including accounts receivable
  • Performing medical transcription
  • Completing medical-office inventories
  • Working with health-related business representatives

Most medical assistants have associates degrees. The work also includes on-the-job training, but it is limited. The only other non-academic opportunity for becoming a medical assistant is through military training programs, notes the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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