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Occupational Report for Medical Assistants (31-9092) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational 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).

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Medical Assistants
Employment Outlook for Medical Assistants
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.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Medical Assistants There are 194 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/29/14 Portland
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/29/14 Portland
Phlebotomist 7/29/14 Milwaukie
Medical Assistant - Providence Bridgeport Clinic (Tigard) 7/29/14 Tigard
Health Technician (Medical) 7/29/14 Warm Springs
Med Tech -- Farmington Square Medford 7/29/14 Medford
Med Tech -- Farmington Square Salem 7/29/14 Salem
Medical Assistant 7/28/14 Eugene DOE
Back Office / Medical Assistant 7/28/14 Roseburg $10.00/hr to $17.00/hr DOE
Medical Assistant 2 7/28/14 Albany $2,504/mo to $3,197/mo
CMA/Receptionist - (Medical Assistant - CMA) 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant - Relief 7/27/14 Portland
CMA Scribe - (Certified Medical Assistant) 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant (MA) 7/27/14 Portland
PAS Specialist (PreOperative Medicine Clinic) - Flexible 7/27/14 Portland
CMA Scribe - (Certified Medical Assistant) 7/27/14 Portland
Certified Medical Assistant - Relief 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant/PAS Specialist 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant (CMA) 7/27/14 Portland
Medical Assistant (General Pediatrics Medical Assistant) - Relief 7/27/14 Portland
Phlebotomist - OR 7/27/14 Clackamas
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Job Openings from the Web for Medical Assistants The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 271 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
CPCA - Med/Surg 7/28/14 Hillsboro Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- Orthopedics 7/28/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- Primary Care 7/28/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Certified Medication Aide- CMA 7/28/14 Portland Prestige Care Inc.
Medical Assistant- Oncology 7/28/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- OR- Primary Care 7/28/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- OR- Primary Care 7/28/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant 7/27/14 Albany LINN COUNTY
Experienced Medical Asst. 7/27/14 Albany Linn County Health Dept.
CPCA - Med/Surg 7/26/14 Hillsboro Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- Orthopedics 7/26/14 Salem Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- Primary Care 7/26/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Phlebotomist - OR 7/26/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Phlebotomist - OR 7/26/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Certified Medication Aide (C.M.A) 7/26/14 Portland Prestige Care Inc.
Medical Assistant- OR- Primary Care 7/26/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- OR- Primary Care 7/26/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Medical Assistant- Oncology 7/26/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Imaging Services Aide 7/25/14 Medford Rogue Valley Medical Center
Medical Billing Supervisor 7/25/14 Beaverton TEKsystems
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/25/14 Portland Avamere Health Services
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/25/14 Portland Avamere Health Services
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/25/14 Portland Avamere Health Services
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/25/14 Portland Avamere Health Services
Certified Medication Aide CMA: Avamere Crestview of Portland 7/25/14 Portland Avamere Health Services
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State of Oregon License Information for Medical Assistants No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Medical Assistants
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $12.13 $14.01 $16.35 $18.47 $21.53 $16.42 $34,162
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 10.06 11.13 13.87 16.48 18.10 13.93 28,965
Multnomah / Washington 13.15 15.05 16.97 19.21 21.74 17.09 35,554
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 11.02 13.07 15.70 18.13 21.35 15.83 32,934
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 12.16 13.65 15.95 17.96 20.24 15.91 33,102
Lane 10.70 12.92 15.86 17.96 20.98 15.77 32,791
Douglas 10.25 11.89 13.34 14.86 17.16 13.42 27,924
Coos / Curry 10.15 11.28 13.86 17.07 20.21 14.53 30,219
Jackson / Josephine 12.39 13.92 15.93 17.66 18.88 15.83 32,928
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 10.62 12.13 14.90 16.92 18.13 14.54 30,255
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 13.03 15.10 16.83 18.56 21.51 16.98 35,315
Klamath / Lake 11.41 12.76 14.98 17.05 18.28 15.21 31,619
Baker / Union / Wallowa 12.26 13.92 15.77 17.37 18.34 15.55 32,350
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10.06 10.78 12.06 14.89 17.24 12.89 26,813
Clackamas 12.97 15.02 17.95 21.24 23.33 18.16 37,776
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Regional Employment Projections for Medical Assistants
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 7,691 9,744 2,053 26.7% 205 147 352
Multnomah / Washington 3,104 3,984 880 28.4% 88 59 147
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 1,050 1,354 304 29.0% 30 20 50
Jackson / Josephine 791 990 199 25.2% 20 15 35
Clackamas 608 740 132 21.7% 13 12 25
Lane 565 662 97 17.2% 10 11 21
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 426 541 115 27.0% 12 8 20
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 401 453 52 13.0% 5 8 13
Douglas 136 161 25 18.4% 2 3 5
Coos / Curry 134 164 30 22.4% 3 3 6
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 127 150 23 18.1% 2 2 4
Klamath / Lake 101 113 12 11.9% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 83 101 18 21.7% 2 2 4
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 80 94 14 17.5% 1 2 3
Baker / Union / Wallowa 56 65 9 16.1% 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 47 52 5 10.6% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Medical Assistants
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 7,691
Total All Industries Private 7,257
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 81
Administrative and Support Services Private 81
Employment Services Private 78
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 7,053
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 6,481
Offices of Physicians Private 4,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 897
Outpatient Care Centers Private 749
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 99
Hospitals Private 507
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 493
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 64
Total All Industries Local 387
Educational Services Local 184
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 183
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 161
Educational Requirements for Medical Assistants The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
Skills for Medical Assistants
  • Administer Medications
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Collect Clinical Data
  • Collect Specimens For Medical Tests
  • Draw Blood
  • Enter Medical Insurance Billings
  • Follow Medical Office Procedures
  • Hand Instruments And Materials To Doctor
  • Handle And Store Medical Laboratory Specimens
  • Inventory Supplies, Equipment Or Merchandise
  • Maintain And Compile Medical Records And Charts
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Operate Fax Machines, Copiers, Printers, And Other Office Machines
  • Perform Secretarial Duties
  • Prepare Medical Treatment Room
  • Prepare Patients For Exams, Treatments, Or Tests
  • Process And Prepare Business Forms
  • Process Medical Records
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Clerical Assistance To Physicians And Other Medical Practitioners
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Provide Customer Service Using Telephone
  • Provide Medical Treatments To Patients
  • Record Medical Histories
  • Retrieve Files And Charts
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Set Up Patient Care Equipment
  • Take Vital Signs
  • Understand Medical Insurance Systems
  • Use Centricity Emr Software
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Electronic And Mechanical Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Use Medical Record Coding Systems Such As Icd9 Or Cpt Codes
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Weigh Patients
Schools and Training Providers for Medical Assistants The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Everest Institute
9600 SW Oak, 4th Floor
Tigard, OR 97223-6583
Phone: (503) 892-8100
Programs of Training:
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Heald College-Portland
6035 NE 78th Ct.
Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 505-5428
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Pivot Job Corps Center
2701 NW Vaughn Suite151
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: (503) 274-7343
Programs of Training:
Concorde Career College-Portland
1425 NE Irvine St Bldg 300
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 281-4181
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Carrington College-Portland
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97232-1309
Phone: (503) 761-6400
Programs of Training:
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 506-6000
Programs of Training:
Tongue Point Job Corps Center
37573 Old Highway 30
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-2131
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Abdill Career College, Inc.
843 E. Main Street, Suite 203
Medford, OR 97504-7137
Phone: (541) 779-8384
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Institute of Technology, Inc.
4700 Silverton Rd NE
Salem, OR 97305-2946
Phone: (503) 363-9001
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Anthem College
4145 SW Watson Ave #300
Beaverton, OR 97005-2157
Phone: (503) 646-6000
Programs of Training:
Everest College-Portland
425 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 222-3225
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Rapid Eye Institute
3748 74th Avenue SE
Salem, OR 97317-9211
Phone: (503) 399-1181
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Medical Assistants These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Lane Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Medical Assistants matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
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%