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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Kentucky

Certification is not required in order to work as a medical assistant (MA) in Kentucky. However, many schools and colleges in Kentucky offer programs specific to medical assistance. As an MA in Kentucky, your tasks will vary depending on which national certification you pursue. All MAs are expected to support doctors and nurses in a clinical, hospital, or other health care settings, but Kentucky doesn’t explicitly define what an MA can or cannot do.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Kentucky

Medical Assistant Salary in Kentucky
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Louisville-Jefferson County2,530$15.20$31,620
Lexington-Fayette1,060$14.93$31,060
Bowling Green490$14.11$29,340
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox220$14.30$29,740
Owensboro230$13.64$28,360

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