Medical Assistant Schools in Alaska

If a career as a medical assistant (MA) in Alaska strongly appeals to you then you will be happy to know that the demand for MA’s has been steadily on the increase over the last decade and is projected to grow by a further 29% over the coming years. In fact it is predicted that an additional 183,900 jobs will be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

This is much faster than average when compared with other roles in the healthcare industry.

How to become a Medical Assistant in Alaska;

If you wish to pursue a career as a MA in Alaska you will need to first complete a high school diploma. In order to become fully certified (CMA) you will also need to have graduated from an accredited program.

Certification is not essential but it is generally preferred by employers.

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Accredited Medical Assistant Programs in Alaska

CollegeMetro AreaFind Out More
University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical CollegeFairbanksRequest Information
University of AlaskaAnchorageRequest Information

Listed above are the top accredited MA programs in Alaska.

Accreditation may be granted either by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

You might also be interested in checking out the following related programs;

Medical Assistant Certification Alaska

Medical assistant certification (CMA) is awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Certification is granted following the successful completion of certification exams.

Only graduates of accredited MA programs are eligible to apply to take the certification exams. Applicants are also typically required to complete an unpaid internship as part of the certification process.

Certification is not essential in Alaska but it will certainly enhance a candidates employment and career prospects.

Medical Assistant Salary in Alaska

Average Salary$42,060
Hourly Wage$20.22
Top 10% of Earners$54,240
Bottom 10% of Earners$31,980
#'s Employed1,610

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data there are currently 1,610 people employed as MAs in Alaska with an average salary of $42,060.

This equates to $20.22 per hour and is 25.3% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners for the career in Alaska have an annual income of $54,240 whilst the bottom 10% earned $31,980.

Salary and Employment Data for main cities in Alaska

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Anchorage$41,440$19.921,090
Fairbanks$44,620$21.4590

Related Healthcare Careers in Alaska

Medical assistants in Alaska earn 10.8% more than nursing assistants there and 13.1% less than emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

View the table below for more detailed career comparisons.

 Salary# Employed            
Medical Assistant$42,0601,610
Nursing Assistant$37,9501,850
EMT$48,420440
Home Health Aide$32,3501620
Surgical Tech$60,180140
Dental Assistant$45,9001,300
Physician Assistant$116,460510

Alaska

Alaska

Alaska ; Aleut: Alax̂sxax̂; Inupiaq: Alaasikaq; Alutiiq: Alas'kaaq; Tlingit: Anáaski; Russian: Аляска, romanized: Alyaska) is a U.S.
Area: 663,268 sq mi
Population: 737,438

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