According to Workforce West Virginia, the number of jobs for medical assistants in West Virginia is projected to grow by 1.43% each year during the current decade ending in 2020. This equates to an average of nearly 100 medical assistant jobs becoming available each year. Half are expected to come from growth in the medical assisting field, with the remaining jobs coming from the replacement of medical assistants who will leave the field.
The average 2014 medical assistant salary in West Virginia was $25,160 according to Workforce West Virginia. Professionals with experience earned $24,756 a year on average, while those entering the workforce averaged $19,772.
Medical assistant salaries in West Virginia are fairly similar throughout much of the state, but they are somewhat higher in the northeastern part of the state—Workforce Investment Area 7 (WIA 7).
In 2010, 3,221 medical assistants were employed in West Virginia.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also provides a detailed breakdown by percentile of 2013 medical assisting salaries in West Virginia’s key regions: