While an advanced degree and certification are not required to work as an MA in Mississippi, both can boost a new MAs job prospects. Mississippi also does not specify the tasks MAs in the state are responsible for, but they can expect to assist doctors and nurses with a range of clinical and administrative duties.
|Location||Total MAs Employed||Mean Hourly Wage||Annual Mean Wage|
|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in Mississippi
- American Association of Medical Assistants, State Chapters: Mississippi doesn't have an independent society of MAs, but it does have three state chapters of the national AAMA. The organization supports the accreditation and employment of MAs.
- Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure: The state board describes its mission as that of educating and licensing medical professionals and providing the best possible healthcare to the state's residents.