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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Massachusetts

If you are hoping to become a medical assistant (MA) in Massachusetts, you need to first earn a high school diploma or GED. MAs are not required to be certified to work in the state.

The Massachusetts Society of Medical Assistants defines the scope of Certified Medical Assistants in the state as, “Delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physician’s scope of practice consistent with the CMA’s education, training and experience. Such duties shall not constitute the practice of medicine.” Within that scope, you may be asked to do the following, among other duties:

  • Clinical procedures, such as injections, calling in prescriptions, or drawing blood
  • Telephone health screenings for patients
  • Recording patient data
  • Checking patient vital signs
  • Scheduling patients and other administrative duties
  • Changing dressings

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Massachusetts

Medical Assistant Salary in Massachusetts
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division9,020$19.44$40,430
Springfield, MA-CT2,190$17.77$36,970
Worcester, MA-CT1,170$18.00$37,430
Framingham, MA NECTA Division460$18.87$39,240
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division440$17.68$36,780
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division510$18.41$38,290
Barnstable Town260$17.69$36,800
New Bedford130$15.39$32,020
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division380$18.46$38,390
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division200$17.71$36,840
Leominster-Gardner, MA290$17.48$36,360
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division510$18.09$37,620
Pittsfield180$17.45$36,290
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division90$17.43$36,240

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