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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Missouri

To become a medical assistant (MA) in Missouri, you need to earn at least a high school diploma or GED. Beyond that, it is wise to look into a postsecondary program for MAs, since many employers prefer to hire MAs with advanced education. While Missouri does not require certification, doing so can greatly improve your prospects.

The Missouri Society of Medical Assistants doesn’t list specific duties or the scope of responsibility for MAs in the state, but you can expect to help doctors and nurses with clinical and administrative tasks.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Missouri

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
St. Louis, MO-IL5,050$13.80$28,700
Kansas City, MO-KS3,440$15.67$32,590
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL220$11.73$24,400
St. Joseph, MO-KS160$13.75$28,600
Jefferson City100$13.99$29,100

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