Medical Administrative Assistant Career Outlook

The medical administrative assistant employee goes by many names: Clinic Office Assistant, Front Desk Receptionist, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, Physician Office Specialist, Secretary, Unit Clerk, Unit Support Representative, Ward Clerk. (

  • Projected employment for Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants in the United States from 2020 to 2030 is expected to increase by 11% and by 20% in the state of Washington according to CareerOneStop. (
  • 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.
  • Median hourly rate is $23.24 in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington Metro Area based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program, May 2020 survey. (
  • For more information on Medical Administrative Assistant careers, take a look at this occupation’s profile.

Last Updated June 17, 2022