Maine’s Department of Labor predicts that between 2010 and 2020, the number of medical assistants working in the state will jump from 6,642 to 8,267.
This 24.5% employment growth is expected to generate 264 medical assistant job openings annually. As a result, the Connecticut Department of Labor has ranked the medical assistant profession among the top 30 fastest growing occupations in the state for this ten-year period.
Connecticut also offers widespread opportunities for medical assistants to earn a high salary. In fact, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics named Connecticut as one of the top 5 paying states for medical assistants as of 2013.
Presented here is the average salary and wage percentiles for medical assistants in Connecticut compared to national standards for this occupation as of 2013:
- 10th Percentile in CT: $11.73/hr. or $24,400/yr.
- 10th Percentile in US: $10.23/hr. or $21,300/yr.
- 25th Percentile in CT: $13.37/hr. or $27,800/yr.
- 25th Percentile in US: $12.09/hr. or $25,100/yr.
- 50th Percentile in CT: $15.97/hr. or $33,200/yr.
- 50th Percentile in US: $14.24/hr. or $29,600/yr.
- 75th Percentile in CT: $18.55/hr. or $38,600/yr.
- 75th Percentile in US: $17.12/hr. or $35,600/yr.
- 90th Percentile in CT: $22.51/hr. or $46,800/yr.
- 90th Percentile in US: $20.15/hr. or $41,900/yr.
Salary and Wage Distribution for Medical Assistants in Connecticut
According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, the top paying regions for medical assistants in the state include:
- Danbury: $3,9843/yr. or $19.16/hr.
- Danielson: $36,205/yr. or $17.41/hr.
- Torrington: $35,419/yr. or $17.03/hr.
- New Haven: $35,036/yr. or $16.85/hr.
- New London/Norwich: $34,885/yr. or $16.78/hr.
Accompanying data presented by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013 is as follows: