Allied Health
Medical Assistant

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Salary: $19,814 - $30,615
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Hourly: $9.53 - $14.72
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Outlook: 5 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 1 year
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Length of Training/Requirements
Most employers prefer graduates of formal training programs, but some employers allow on-the-job training (although this is becoming more rare). The American Association of Medical Assistants awards the Certified Medical Assistant credential; the American Medical Technologists awards the Registered Medical Assistant credential; the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants awards the Podiatric Medical Assistant Certified credential; and the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology awards credentials at three levels: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified OphthalmicTechnician, and Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
Angelina College Lufkin C
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Austin Community College Austin C
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Cisco College Cisco C,A
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College of the Mainland Texas City C
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El Centro College (DCCCD) Dallas C
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El Paso Community College District El Paso C,A
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Howard College Big Spring C
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Kilgore College Kilgore C,A
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Laredo Community College Laredo C,A
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Lone Star College System: Cy-Fair Campus Cypress C
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Lone Star College System: North Harris Campus Houston C
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McLennan Community College Waco A
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Northeast Texas Community College Mt. Pleasant C,A
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Richland College (DCCCD) Dallas C
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San Antonio College (ACCD) San Antonio C,A
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San Jacinto College: North Campus Houston C
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South Texas College McAllen C,A
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Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (TSTC) Harlingen C,A
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Weatherford College Weatherford A
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate