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Estimated employment7,160
Mean wage16.60
Entry wage12.46
10th percentile wage11.82
50th percentile wage16.09
90th percentile wage22.68
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services7,07098.7%
Professional and Business Services801.1%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Professional and Business Services8017.46
Education and Health Services7,07016.58
Medical Assistants (31-9092)
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).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$16.60 $16.25  $0.34
2013$16.57+.2%$16.23 +.2%$0.34
2012$16.36+1.3%$16.02 +1.3%$0.34
2011$16.12+1.5%$15.79 +1.5%$0.33
2010$15.90+1.4%$15.57 +1.4%$0.33
2009$15.73+1.1%$15.40 +1.1%$0.32
2008$15.42+2.0%$15.10 +2.0%$0.32
2007$15.00+2.8%$14.69 +2.8%$0.31
2006$14.41+4.1%$14.11 +4.1%$0.30
2005$14.01+2.9%$13.72 +2.9%$0.29
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$16.60 $26.43  -$9.82
2013$16.57+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$9.79
2012$16.36+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$9.46
2011$16.12+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$9.26
2010$15.90+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$9.09
2009$15.73+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$8.83
2008$15.42+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$8.81
2007$15.00+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$8.61
2006$14.41+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$8.44
2005$14.01+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$8.14

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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