Medical assistants do not currently need to earn a national credential to work in West Virginia. However, under a new legislative proposal from the state’s medical board, prospective and current MAs in West Virginia will need to earn state licensure as of June 6, 2014. West Virginia state law doesn’t yet define educational eligibility of licensed MAs, but most training programs and employers do require high school equivalency.
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|Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2013|
Resources for Medical Assistants in West Virginia
- American Association of Medical Assistants: The AAMA does not have an active state chapter in West Virginia, but certified medical assistants in this state can participate as full national AAMA members.
- Phone: 312-899-1500
- West Virginia Board of Medicine: The state board sets and regulates licensing standards for healthcare professionals practicing in West Virginia.