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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 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).
Employment Projections
Region Employment Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 7,361 9,673 231 131 362
Multnomah / Washington 3,098 4,204 111 56 167
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 967 1,296 33 17 50
Jackson / Josephine 740 924 18 13 31
Lane 617 799 18 11 29
Clackamas 584 783 20 10 30
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 364 427 6 6 12
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 320 415 10 6 15
Coos / Curry 183 219 4 3 7
Douglas 142 183 4 3 7
Klamath / Lake 113 136 2 2 4
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 93 122 3 2 5
Morrow / Umatilla 90 116 3 2 5
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 89 107 2 2 4
Baker / Union / Wallowa 74 92 2 1 3
Grant / Harney / Malheur 49 56 1 1 2
Current Job Openings
Job Title Location Order Number Wage Offered
CMA - Float Team Bend 1124785
Floating Medical Assistant Payette 1124450 DOE
Medical Assistant 2 - Clackamas Occupational Health, Portland Clackamas 1124293
Medical Assistant 2 - Plaza Employee Health Care Clinic, Portland Portland 1124276
Certified Medical Assistant / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Salem 1123992 $14.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Assistant, Med/Phleb Tillamook 1123914
Assistant, Med/Phleb Tillamook 1123902
Medical Assistant- OR Portland 1123836
Medical Assistant- OR Portland 1123829
Medical Assistant - Primary Care - On-Call Salem 1123823
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Wages
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Median Hourly Avg
Annual
Middle Range
Oregon Statewide $16.41 $34,497 $13.93 - 18.74
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 55%
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 44%
Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40%
Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses 32%
Occupational Therapist Aides 30%
Statewide Employment Analysis
Employment in this occupation in 2010 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Educational Requirements
Workers typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter this occupation. Those with a postsecondary non-degree award have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.