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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Tennessee

Though medical assistants (MAs) are not required to obtain more than a high school diploma or GED to work in Tennessee, it is highly recommended you pursue a postsecondary MA training or degree program.

Tennessee does not have an official list of tasks and responsibilities allotted to MAs. In general, you can expect to perform certain administrative and clinical procedures under the direct supervision of a physician, nurse practitioner, or other qualified and licensed professional.

Read on to find out more about online medical assistant certification in Tennessee.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Tennessee

Medical Assistant Salary in Tennessee
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Chattanooga, TN-GA1,560$14.61$30,380
Clarksville, TN-KY370$13.59$28,270
Cleveland220$13.23$27,520
Jackson450$12.85$26,730
Johnson City510$13.20$27,450
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA540$13.91$28,940
Knoxville2,140$14.53$30,220
Memphis, TN-MS-AR3,270$14.76$30,700
Morristown160$13.32$27,700
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin4,280$16.06$33,400

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