Medical assistants (MAs) in North Carolina are not required to have a certification, but they must have a high school diploma or GED. Neither the North Carolina State Society of Medical Assistants nor the government defines the particular scope of duties for MAs in the state. However, you can expect to help doctors and nurses with clinical and administrative duties, which will vary according to the health care setting.
|Location||Total MAs Employed||Mean Hourly Wage||Annual Mean Wage|
|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
|Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC||2,470||$14.22||$29,580|
Resources for Medical Assistants in North Carolina
- North Carolina State Society of Medical Assistants: The state organization for MAs strives to promote education and professionalism among its members, as well as providing a means of connection for North Carolina MAs.
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: The state's governmental department oversees health initiatives, allocates funding, and promotes a high standard of health care for state residents.