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Occupational Summary for Medical Assistants (31-9092)
Oregon Statewide

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Description: 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 physician. Excludes "Physician Assistants" (29-1071).
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 7,691 9,744 205 147 352
Multnomah / Washington 3,104 3,984 88 59 147
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,050 1,354 30 20 50
Jackson / Josephine 791 990 20 15 35
Clackamas 608 740 13 12 25
Lane 565 662 10 11 21
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 426 541 12 8 20
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 401 453 5 8 13
Douglas 136 161 2 3 5
Coos / Curry 134 164 3 3 6
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 127 150 2 2 4
Klamath / Lake 101 113 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 83 101 2 2 4
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 80 94 1 2 3
Baker / Union / Wallowa 56 65 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 47 52 0 1 1
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
Clinic - CMA/RMA Newport 1214562
Clinic - CMA/RMA Newport 1214554
Medical Assistant Wilsonville 1214344
Medical Assistant Portland 1214338
Medical Assistant Happy Valley 1214337
Med Tech -- Farmington Square Salem Salem 1214253
Med Tech -- Farmington Square Tualatin Tualatin 1214251
Clinic - CMA/RMA IM/Peds, Req #24209 Albany 1214118 $14.52/hr to $21.33/hr DOE
Medical Assistant (General Pediatrics Medical Assistant) - Relief Portland 1213708
Medical Assistant Portland 1213661
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Wages
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Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $16.35 $34,162 $14.01 - 18.47
Industries of Employment
private sector only
Industry employment data for Medical Assistants are not available for the region.
Industry breakouts are available at the statewide level.
Occupations with Similar Skills
Occupation Skill Overlap
Dental Assistants 53%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 39%
Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers 39%
Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses 31%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Educational Requirements
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.