Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations as the health services industry expands due to technological advances in medicine, and a growing and aging population.
According to the American Association of Medical Assistants (Employment Issues and Salary Survey for Practitioners and Educators conducted in 2004), the median annual earnings of medical assistants in 2004 were $27,951. Annual salaries based on experience range from $22,650 - $29,846.
In Northwest Ohio, the Ohio Workforce Informer estimates the growth of this profession at 41% from 2002-2012. And at 32% for the Toledo area.