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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Colorado

Colorado residents who wish to pursue a career in medical assisting (MA) should first obtain a high school degree or GED. This level of education is generally required by all MA training programs and employers. MAs are not required to obtain certification from a national credentialing agency.

According to the Colorado Bar Association, MAs are considered unlicensed “delegates” under Colorado’s Medical Practice Act. This means it is the responsibility of a physician present to determine whether an MA has received the training necessary to perform certain supervised tasks. Here are some medical tasks MAs can be delegated under supervision in Colorado:

  • Tasks that fall under the supervising physician’s authority and training
  • Tasks that the supervising physician is insured to perform
  • Prescription refills only

There are a number of tasks that MAs are prohibited from performing in Colorado. These include:

  • Prescribing medication (except for refills)
  • MAs cannot delegate tasks to other medical personnel
  • Supervised tasks outside of the MA’s scope of training

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Colorado

Medical Assistant Salary in Colorado
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Denver - Aurora - Lakewood5,270$17.34$36,070
Colorado Springs1,430$15.70$32,660
Fort Collins540$15.16$31,540
Grand Junction210$15.80$32,860

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