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Medical Assistants (31-9092)

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Excludes Physician Assistants (29-1071).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 1742 1892 8.61 71 129 215
United States 686600 841500 0.0 29800 54300 99700
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 17.75 12.95 14.59 17.23 19.85 24.32
Alaska 22.41 16.96 19.11 22.12 24.89 28.80
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.02 16.92 18.83 21.91 24.83 28.45
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.40 16.02 18.22 21.40 24.66 28.37
Balance of State 24.61 18.44 20.87 23.01 25.17 32.27

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.