There are currently 21,130 medical assistants employed in Ohio. As the bridge between doctor and patient, they make physician appointments, show patients to examining rooms, take patient vital signs, keep patient records, prepare insurance claims, draw blood, plan hospital admissions and perform other administrative and clinical tasks.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio’s medical assistants earn a mean annual salary of $28,450, a median annual salary of $27,980 and a mean and medium hourly wage of $13.68 and $13.45 respectively. Those who have earned certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants or who hold a college degree typically earn the highest salaries.
Salaries vary according to location. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists the number of medical assistants and their salaries statewide and in various Ohio metropolitan statistical areas:
Job postings for medical assistants in Cleveland posted in October 2014 listed wages of between $11 and $14/hour.
The table below also provides a full analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) salary information for medical assistants by percentile in Ohio’s key locales (2013).