Career Outlook for Medical Assistants

Also known as:  Autopsy Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Morgue Attendant, Ocular Care Aide, Optometric Aide, Optometrist Assistant, Optometry Assistant, Orthopedic Cast Specialist
The overall job outlook for Medical Assistant careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 37.58 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 6.26 percent per year. Demand for Medical Assistants is expected to go up, with an expected 124,240 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.97 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Medical Assistants in the following states
California 83,000
Texas 48,030
Florida 36,660
Pennsylvania 24,390
Ohio 22,540
New York 20,950
Michigan 20,720
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Medical Assistants
Virgin Islands 40
Guam 130
North Dakota 370
Puerto Rico 390
Wyoming 500
Vermont 640
Montana 990