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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Louisiana

To become a medical assistant (MA) in Louisiana, you first need to complete high school or earn your GED. However, Louisiana doesn’t require certification in order to work as an MA. While responsibilities will vary depending on what certificate you have, as well as where you work, Louisiana’s MAs are generally expected to assist doctors and nurses with their day-to-day duties.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Louisiana

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner2,050$14.24$29,620
Baton Rouge1,200$13.34$27,740
Shreveport-Bossier City590$12.10$25,160
Lake Charles340$11.71$24,360
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux300$13.12$27,280

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