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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Iowa

Medical assistants (MAs) in Iowa can legally work without certification, but it may be difficult to find a position, since the majority of healthcare providers require it. The most common, and useful, certificate in Iowa is a CMA. Iowa doesn’t directly define the role an MA plays in a healthcare setting, and responsibilities vary according to your certification type.

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Iowa

Medical Assistant Salary in Iowa
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Des Moines-West Des Moines1,030$18.17$37,790
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island720$14.29$29,720
Cedar Rapids560$16.20$33,690
Iowa City520$17.10$35,570
Waterloo-Cedar Falls270$15.30$31,830
Sioux City220$14.79$30,770
Dubuque250$15.27$31,750
Ames130$16.91$35,180

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