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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Michigan

Becoming a medical assistant (MA) in Michigan begins with earning your high school diploma or GED. Certification is not required to work as an MA in Michigan, though Michigan’s Board of Health recognizes three national certification exams: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, maintained by the AAMA, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, maintained by AMT and the NCMA exam, maintained by the NCCT.

MAs are held to high performance standards and must demonstrate a practical knowledge of the responsibilities of MAs. They are in charge of various administrative and clinical duties, including but not limited to:

  • Greeting and scheduling patients
  • Answering telephones and using the computer
  • Updating medical records
  • Gathering lab specimens and performing basic lab tests
  • Drawing blood
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Taking medical histories
  • Removing and changing dressings

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Michigan

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills7,120$13.78$28,670
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn3,990$13.26$27,590
Grand Rapids-Wyoming1,750$14.81$30,800
Ann Arbor1,710$15.96$33,190
Lansing-East Lansing1,040$13.99$29,090
Kalamazoo-Portage790$13.35$27,760
Flint890$14.35$29,840
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North600$12.44$25,880
Niles-Benton Harbor450$14.73$30,640
Muskegon-Norton Shores410$13.60$28,300
Holland-Grand Haven340$13.77$28,640
Jackson330$13.91$28,920
Monroe280$12.89$26,820
Bay City220$12.14$25,250

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