With nearly 19% of Vermont residents aged 65 and older, the senior population here is much larger on a per capita basis than it is in most of the rest of the country. Age comes with its share of age-related diseases and co-morbid conditions, all of which translates to an increased demand for healthcare. So, it’s no surprise that recent projections from the Vermont Department of Labor reveal a rising number of medical assistants in the coming years.
According to the Vermont Department of Labor, from 2019 to 2021, new job creation, retirement and normal turn-over as a result of MAs moving into more advanced positions will result in some 100 positions opening up every year.
You’re also bound to be impressed with the average wages of medical assistants in the Green Mountain State which, as of 2019, stood at $17.22 hourly, or $35,820 annually. Even more impressive are what the top 10% here are earning – $22.08 an hour, which works out to $45,920 a year – more than $10,000 above the median. Get a handful of years of experience on your resume and show a commitment to your profession by earning professional certification like the CMA and you’ll position yourself for advancement and the top-tier salary that comes along with it.
Hourly Wages and Annual Salaries for Medical Assistants in Burlington
According to the BLS, the 650 medical assistants in Vermont’s major metro area of Burlington (including South Burlington)earned within the following range (median – top 10%): $16.94 – $22.19 hourly, which worked out to $35,230 – $46,150 on an annual basis, well above the state averages for all jobs during this time.
Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2019. Figures represent accumulated data for all employment sectors in which medical assistants work. BLS salary data represents average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries.
2019 job growth projections from the Vermont Department of Labor are aggregated through the U.S. Department of Labor-Sponsored resource, Projections Central. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
All salary and employment data accessed May 2020.