If you want to become a medical assistant (MA) in Minnesota, first earn a high school diploma or GED, as this is the minimum requirement for most positions. MAs can work in the state without certification, but you greatly improve your chances of finding a job if you complete postsecondary work and take a national MA certification exam. While Minnesota doesn’t specifically define the scope of duties for MAs, you can expect your duties to vary according to the healthcare setting you work in, as well as the certification you hold.
|Location||Total MAs Employed||Mean Hourly Wage||Annual Mean Wage|
|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI||6,630||$16.18||$33,650|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Minnesota
- Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants: The state's society makes it a goal to enable MAs to demonstrate their skills, protect MAs' right to practice, and promote effective health care and MA certification.
- Minnesota Department of Health: The state government's health department oversees one of the healthiest states in the country, allocating funds and regulating health initiatives with a high level of efficiency.