Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor is projecting employment of medical assistants to rise 31 percent through 2020 due to an increasing number of medical tests and an aging population.

Potential Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for medical assistants begin in the low $20s with midrange salaries at $28,000 per year. Experienced professionals can earn approximately $40,000.