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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Rhode Island

To become a medical assistant (MA) in Rhode Island, you must first earn a high school diploma or GED. The majority of employers in Rhode Island look for MAs with at least a degree, if not a degree as well as a certification, so these programs will boost your job prospects in the field.

Rhode Island’s government doesn’t define the scope of responsibilities for MAs, but most in the position are expected to help supervising physicians and nurses with clinical and administrative tasks. The complexity of an MA’s duties will depend on education and certification levels and the health care setting they work in.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Rhode Island

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA2,660$15.43$32,090

Resources for Medical Assistants in Rhode Island

  • American Association of Medical Assistants, State Chapters: Rhode Island does not have state or local chapters of the national MA organization, so MAs in the state who belong to AAMA are considered members at large. This organization advocates for MAs' employment, professionalism, and education.
    • Email
    • Phone: 312-899-1500
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: The state agency oversees public health initiatives and regulations in the state, allocating funds and advocating for efficient and effective health care for state residents.

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