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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Oregon

Completing high school or earning your GED is the first step to becoming a medical assistant (MA) in Oregon. Holding medical assistant certification in Oregon is not required, however, you may find it difficult to gain employment without an MA-specific certificate or associate degree.

Neither the Oregon Society of Medical Assistants nor the state government defines MAs’ particular responsibilities, but you should expect to help doctors and nurses with a wide range of clinical and administrative tasks. Your responsibilities depend in part on your education, your specific certification, and your workplace environment.

Read on to find out more about medical assistant certification in Oregon and medical assistant Oregon salary data.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Oregon

What Does a Medical Assistant Make in Oregon?
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA5,830$17.90$37,030
Salem1,020$17.63$36,660
Medford620$16.82$34,990
Eugene1,140$16.05$33,390
Bend-Redmond550$17.79$37,000
Corvallis350$14.28$29,700

Scholarships in Oregon

Scholarships for medical assistant students in the state of Oregon
ScholarshipAward AmountDue DateAdditional Information
The Oregon Medical Education FoundationVariesVariesApplicants must be medical students in Oregon.
Arthur D. Ulbricht ScholarshipVariesVariesApplicants must be residents of Clackamas County, have previously attended college, be 31 or older, and enrolled at least half-time in healthcare or medical-related field.
AES Engineering Scholarship$500October 6, 2017This scholarship is intended for students pursuing a variety of fields, including medical assisting. Applicants must be high school seniors or students attending a post-secondary institution. Applicants do not need to take engineering courses to be eligible.

Resources for Medical Assistants in Oregon

Visit these links to find more detailed information on medical assistant certification in Oregon.

  • Oregon Society of Medical Assistants: The state society, which is affiliated with the national AAMA, supports MAs in all healthcare settings and encourages continuing education for members. It also provides a means of networking and connecting for medical assistant Oregon professionals.
  • Oregon Medical Board: This state agency regulates the practice of medicine, overseeing licensing for medical professionals beyond MAs. For MAs looking to become physicians' assistants, nurses, or other health workers, this is a good resource.

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