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Medical Assistant Programs and Jobs in Virginia

Virginia does not require MAs to be licenced to work, but a good education and certification are usually essential for finding employment. While some states spell out the exact tasks MAs can carry out, Virginia law allows doctors to use some judgement in delegating duties to unlicensed personnel. Some of these duties include:

  • Recording patient history
  • Taking and preparing blood samples for the laboratory
  • Monitoring a patient’s vital signs
  • Applying or changing the dressing for a wound
  • Carrying out office and administrative duties

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

Salary and Employment Data for Major Cities Across Virginia

Medical Assistant Salary in Virginia
LocationTotal MAs EmployedMean Hourly WageAnnual Mean Wage
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News2,970$14.80$30,790
Richmond2,240$14.77$30,720
Roanoke440$15.07$31,350
Charlottesville350$16.20$33,690
Lynchburg370$13.32$27,710
Winchester220$15.05$31,300
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford170$13.31$27,680
Harrisonburg130$13.66$28,410
Staunton-Waynesboro80$14.69$30,540

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