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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Ohio

While some states have a laid out a specific range of duties medicals assistant may legally perform, Ohio is among a larger number of states that gives physicians leeway in assigning tasks to medical assistants, so long as certain standards are met. In practice, medical assistants often find themselves carrying out the following duties:

  • Performing aseptic procedures
  • Taking vital signs
  • Preparing patients for the physician’s care
  • Performing venipunctures and non-intravenous injections
  • Observing and reporting patients’ signs or symptoms
  • Administering basic first aid
  • Assisting with patient examinations or treatments
  • Operating office medical equipment
  • Collecting routine laboratory specimens as directed by the physician
  • Administering medication as directed by the physician
  • Performing basic laboratory procedures
  • Performing office procedures including all general administrative duties required by the physician
  • Performing dialysis procedures, including home dialysis
  • While a national credential is not required to obtain a certification to work as a medical assistant in Ohio, earning your certified medical assistant credential (CMA) will give you an edge in the job market.

    Prospective CMAs in Ohio can choose from many medical assisting programs. Make sure the program you choose is accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (AAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

    Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Ohio

    LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
    Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
    Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN4,280$14.51$30,180
    Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor3,960$13.62$28,320
    Columbus3,060$14.47$30,100
    Dayton1,910$14.36$29,870
    Akron1,800$13.37$27,820
    Toledo1,520$14.34$29,830
    Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA1,120$12.62$26,250
    Canton-Massillon910$12.37$25,730
    Lima270$13.61$28,310
    Mansfield190$14.46$30,080
    Sandusky160$12.59$26,200
    Springfield160$12.67$26,340
    Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV90$12.66$26,340

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