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The national median wage for a medical assistant is approximately $28,650 annually.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2009 wage data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2011

Industry-Employment-Hourly average wage-Annual average wage
Offices of Physicians-307,690-$14.33-$29,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals-60,910-$14.82-$30,830
Offices of Other Health Practitioners-53,850-$12.74-$26,490
Outpatient Care Centers-24,330-$14.34-$29,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools-5,560-$14.83-$30,850

According to the Occupational Outlook handbook, this field is expected to grow by 11% through the year 2018. Medical office assistants make between $28,000-$35,000
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