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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Georgia

In order to become a medical assistant (MA) in Georgia, it is important to first earn at least a high school diploma or GED. Certification is not required to work as a MA, and learning tasks and responsibilities on the job is often sufficient.

Georgia does not have an official list of responsibilities for MAs, though the following were stated as authorized tasks in 2009:

  • Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Obtaining vital signs of patients
  • Administering nebulizer treatments

A supervising, licensed medical professional (i.e. physician) is not required to be on-site at all times. According to the state laws of Georgia and the Georgia Composite Medical Board, physicians may leave supervision to a physician’s assistant or advanced practice nurse, as long as they are certified to delegate tasks.

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Georgia

Medical Assistant Salary in Georgia
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Albany530$14.02$29,160
Athens-Clarke County500$14.92$31,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell11,570$15.48$32,210
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC1,180$14.59$30,360
Brunswick150$13.95$29,010
Columbus, GA-AL750$12.90$26,840
Dalton180$13.96$29,030
Gainesville1,030$15.36$31,940
Hinesville60$13.36$27,790
Macon1,050$14.68$30,540
Rome270$14.48$30,110
Savannah910$14.90$31,000
Valdosta290$13.27$27,610
Warner Robins340$13.15$27,340

Resources for Medical Assistants in Georgia

  • Georgia Composite Medical Board Laws: Item 43-34-23 goes into further detail of who is allowed to delegate tasks to medical assistants. The Georgia Composite Medical Board is in charge of approving licensing and investigating violations.

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