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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in South Dakota

Individuals seeking medical assistant certification in South Dakota must first earn their high school diploma or GED and register with the Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners in order to legally work in the state. Aspiring medical assistants (MAs) need to prove that they have completed a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), which ensures that they have received an education that is up to the standards of the field.

As well as requiring registration with the state, South Dakota provides a scope of tasks that MAs may perform and be responsible for under the direct supervision of physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwives. Below is a selection of responsibilities typical for a medical assistant in South Dakota:

  • Aseptic procedures
  • Blood withdrawal and non-intravenous injections
  • Administer basic first aid
  • Collect routine laboratory specimen
  • Perform basic laboratory procedures
  • Perform general administrative duties

Read on for information about medical assistant South Dakota salaries and for more resources on medical assistant certification in South Dakota.

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across South Dakota

What Does a Medical Assistant Make in South Dakota?
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Rapid City210$13.50$28,080
Sioux Falls390$14.28$29,710

Scholarships in South Dakota

Scholarships for medical assistant students in the state of South Dakota
ScholarshipAward AmountDue DateAdditional Information
Maxine Williams Scholarship$1,000February 15, 2018Applicants must be pursuing medical assisting program accredited by CAAHEP. Medical assisting students at Lake Area Technical Institute, Presentation College, NAU-Sioux Falls, and Mitchell Tech are eligible.
South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship$6,500TBDStudents must attend eligible higher education institution in South Dakota and demonstrate academic excellence.
Jackrabbit Guarantee Scholarship Program$1,000TBDApplicants must be incoming SDSU freshmen who have earned an ACT score of 24 or higher. Recipients must attend main SDSU campus in Brookings.

Resources for Medical Assistants in South Dakota

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