North Dakota is an excellent place to pursue a career as a medical assistant. Medical assistants perform administrative duties like replying to patient phone calls, organizing medical records and arranging hospital admissions, as well as such clinical functions as preparing exam rooms, taking patient’s vital signs, administering meds and drawing blood for lab tests.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 520 actively employed medical assistants in North Dakota. Their salaries compare very favorably with national figures.
Average medical assistant salaries in the two largest cities are:
- Fargo – $30,070
- Bismarck – $33,600
Salaries in North Dakota’s non-metropolitan and rural areas are surprisingly high.
- Far Western – $32,600
- West Central – $29,550
- East Central – $32,660
The BLS predicts that medical assistant jobs in North Dakota will increase by 18 percent by 2018.
The table below provides a full analysis of US Department of Labor salary information by percentile for medical assistants in North Dakota: