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
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|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.