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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Colorado

Colorado residents who wish to pursue a career in medical assisting (MA) should first obtain a high school degree or GED. This level of education is generally required by all MA training programs and employers. MAs are not required to obtain certification from a national credentialing agency.

According to the Colorado Bar Association, MAs are considered unlicensed “delegates” under Colorado’s Medical Practice Act. This means it is the responsibility of a physician present to determine whether an MA has received the training necessary to perform certain supervised tasks. Here are some medical tasks MAs can be delegated under supervision in Colorado:

  • Tasks that fall under the supervising physician’s authority and training
  • Tasks that the supervising physician is insured to perform
  • Prescription refills only

There are a number of tasks that MAs are prohibited from performing in Colorado. These include:

  • Prescribing medication (except for refills)
  • MAs cannot delegate tasks to other medical personnel
  • Supervised tasks outside of the MA’s scope of training

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Colorado

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
Denver - Aurora - Broomfield4,740$16.52$34,370
Colorado Springs1,120$14.34$29,830
Fort Collins-Loveland640$14.66$30,490
Greeley600$14.78$30,750
Boulder540$16.00$33,290
Grand Junction390$14.56$30,280
Pueblo330$13.78$28,670

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