Medical Assistant Certifications in Idaho

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

If you wish to pursue a career as a MA in Idaho 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 Idaho

CollegeMetro AreaFind Out More
Brigham Young UniversityRexburgRequest Information
College of Southern IdahoTwin FallsRequest Information
Eastern Idaho Technical College/ School of TechnologyIdaho FallsRequest Information
Idaho State UniversityPocatelloRequest Information
LewisLewistonRequest Information
North Idaho CollegeCoeur d' ArleneRequest Information

Listed above are the top accredited MA programs in Idaho.

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 Idaho

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

Medical Assistant Salary in Idaho

Average Salary$31,950
Hourly Wage$15.36
Top 10% of Earners$39,460
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,190
#'s Employed3,320

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data there are currently 3,320 people employed as MAs in Idaho with an average salary of $31,950.

This equates to $15.36 per hour and is 2.7% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners for the career in Idaho have an annual income of $39,460 whilst the bottom 10% earned $25,190.

Salary and Employment Data for main cities in Idaho

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Boise City$32,650$15.691,540
Coeur d'Alene$32,810$15.77420
Idaho Falls$29,910$14.38280
Lewiston$33,220$15.97150
Pocatello$30,960$14.88130

Related Healthcare Careers in Idaho

Medical assistants in Idaho earn 20.8% more than nursing assistants there and 10.5% less than emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

View the table below for more detailed career comparisons.

 Salary# Employed            
Medical Assistant$31,9503,320
Nursing Assistant$26,4507,470
EMT$35,7101,110
Home Health Aide$24,0302720
Surgical Tech$51,490690
Dental Assistant$34,6202,210
Physician Assistant$104,130540

Idaho

Idaho

Idaho ) is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. It borders the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west.
Area: 83,797 sq mi
Population: 1,754,208

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