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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Florida

Medical assistants (MAs) in Florida aren’t required to register with the state, nor do they have minimum qualifications they must meet for employment. However, obtaining at least a high school diploma or GED is essential to procuring most jobs.

While certification is not mandatory to work as a medical assistant, the state recognizes MAs certified as Registered Medical Assistants by AMT or as Certified Medical Assistants by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Under direct supervision of a licensed physician, some tasks MAs in Florida are responsible for include:

  • Taking vital signs
  • Preparing patients for physician’s care
  • Administering non-intravenous injections and basic first aid
  • Collecting specimen for and performing basic laboratory procedures

Read on to find out more about online medical assistant certification in Florida.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Florida

Medical Assistant Salary in Florida
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Cape Coral-Fort Myers1,970$15.11$31,430
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin390$14.62$30,420
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach1,710$14.30$29,740
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach Metropolitan Division4,520$15.87$33,000
Gainesville1,000$13.43$27,930
Jacksonville4,640$14.72$30,610
Lakeland-Winter Haven870$13.61$28,300
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall Metropolitan Division7,720$14.73$30,630
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island690$17.43$36,260
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota1,640$15.84$32,950
Ocala910$14.35$29,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford6,050$14.60$30,360
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville1,660$14.37$29,880
Panama City620$13.64$28,360
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent1,120$13.80$28,700
Port St. Lucie880$14.83$30,850
Punta Gorda300$15.19$31,600
Sebastian-Vero Beach440$15.59$32,440
Tallahassee510$13.87$28,850
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater7,300$14.95$31,100
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan Division3,760$16.55$34,420

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