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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Missouri

To become a medical assistant (MA) in Missouri, you need to earn at least a high school diploma or GED. Beyond that, it is wise to look into a postsecondary program for MAs, since many employers prefer to hire MAs with advanced education. While Missouri does not require certification, doing so can greatly improve your prospects.

The Missouri Society of Medical Assistants doesn’t list specific duties or the scope of responsibility for MAs in the state, but you can expect to help doctors and nurses with clinical and administrative tasks.

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Missouri

Medical Assistant Salary in Missouri
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
St. Louis, MO-IL4,950$15.12$31,440
Kansas City, MO-KS3,280$16.1$33,490
Springfield760$12.83$26,680
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL210$13.07$27,180
Columbia160$14.22$29,590
St. Joseph, MO-KS150$13.82$28,740
Jefferson City220$14.90$30,980
Joplin200$13.04$27,130

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