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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in North Carolina

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.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across North Carolina

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC2,470$14.22$29,580
Raleigh-Cary1,780$14.24$29,630
Greensboro-High Point1,210$14.51$30,180
Asheville1,090$14.29$29,720
Durham-Chapel Hill1,070$15.12$31,440
Winston-Salem870$14.81$30,810
Wilmington770$14.97$31,130
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton590$13.66$28,420
Fayetteville400$12.42$25,840
Greenville350$13.50$28,090
Burlington160$13.62$28,320
Jacksonville160$13.41$27,880
Goldsboro150$11.93$24,810
Rocky Mount80$13.38$27,840

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