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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.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Tennessee

LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013
Chattanooga, TN-GA1,730$13.66$28,410
Clarksville, TN-KY230$13.95$29,010
Cleveland230$12.83$26,690
Jackson440$12.23$25,440
Johnson City390$11.66$24,250
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA630$12.92$26,870
Knoxville1,700$13.66$28,410
Memphis, TN-MS-AR2,520$13.69$28,470
Morristown210$12.85$26,730
Nashville-DavidsonÑMurfreesboroÑFranklin4,560$15.21$31,640

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