Medical Administrative Assistant Career Opportunities

The medical administrative assistant employee goes by many names: receptionist, staffing assistant, admitting registrar, patient care coordinator.

There are more than 2.4 million medical office and administrative support positions in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (2008-2009), and are projected to increase 15.7 percent between 2006 and 2016.

Medical administrative assistant positions are often entry-level and do not require a credential, but training and experience in healthcare, office reception, or customer service should provide a hiring advantage. Job seekers will also need English language skills.

Hourly rates of pay average $12.94 per hour but generally range from $10.60 to $17.33 per hour, depending on experience and employer, according to Workforce Explorer  (

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Last Updated July 7, 2016