Medical Assistant Programs in Colorado

If a career as a medical assistant (MA) in Colorado 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 Colorado;

If you wish to pursue a career as a MA in Colorado 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.

Listed below are some of the top MA and related programs near you.

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Accredited Medical Assistant Programs in Colorado

CollegeMetro AreaFind Out More
Colorado Mountain CollegeEdwardsRequest Information
Everest CollegeColorado SpringsRequest Information
Everest CollegeDenverRequest Information
Front Range Community CollegeLongmontRequest Information
National American UniversityCentennialRequest Information
National American UniversityColorado SpringsRequest Information
Red Rocks Community CollegeArvadaRequest Information

Listed above are the top accredited MA programs in Colorado.

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 Colorado

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 Colorado but it will certainly enhance a candidates employment and career prospects.

Medical Assistant Salary in Colorado

Average Salary$35,260
Hourly Wage$16.95
Top 10% of Earners$46,840
Bottom 10% of Earners$26,290
#'s Employed9,810

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data there are currently 9,810 people employed as MAs in Colorado with an average salary of $35,260.

This equates to $16.95 per hour and is 7.3% above the national average.

The top 10% of earners for the career in Colorado have an annual income of $46,840 whilst the bottom 10% earned $26,290.

Salary and Employment Data for main cities in Colorado

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Colorado Springs$33,100$15.911,500
Fort Collins$31,970$15.37640
Grand Junction$33,740$16.22230

Related Healthcare Careers in Colorado

Medical assistants in Colorado earn 10% more than nursing assistants there and 15.8% less than emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

View the table below for more detailed career comparisons.

 Salary# Employed            
Medical Assistant$35,2609,810
Nursing Assistant$32,04020,540
Home Health Aide$26,5409180
Surgical Tech$52,4501,580
Dental Assistant$38,6607,080
Physician Assistant$104,1003,180



Colorado , other variants) is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
Area: 104,094 sq mi
Population: 5,695,564