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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Michigan

Becoming a medical assistant (MA) in Michigan begins with earning your high school diploma or GED. Certification is not required to work as an MA in Michigan, though Michigan’s Board of Health recognizes three national certification exams: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam, maintained by the AAMA, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, maintained by AMT and the NCMA exam, maintained by the NCCT.

MAs are held to high performance standards and must demonstrate a practical knowledge of the responsibilities of MAs. They are in charge of various administrative and clinical duties, including but not limited to:

  • Greeting and scheduling patients
  • Answering telephones and using the computer
  • Updating medical records
  • Gathering lab specimens and performing basic lab tests
  • Drawing blood
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Taking medical histories
  • Removing and changing dressings

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Michigan

Medical Assistant Salary in Michigan
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills7,190$14.86$30,900
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn3,740$14.22$29,580
Grand Rapids-Wyoming2,330$15.82$32,910
Ann Arbor1,180$15.24$31,700
Lansing-East Lansing890$14.84$30,860
Kalamazoo-Portage700$14.81$30,800
Flint1,120$13.93$28,980
Saginaw560$12.93$26,890
Niles-Benton Harbor330$14.23$29,590
Muskegon480$15.59$32,430
Jackson280$16.04$28,920
Monroe320$14.19$29,510
Bay City190$12.88$26,790

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