Medical Assistant Programs in Texas

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

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

CollegeMetro AreaFind Out More
Brightwood CollegeEl PasoRequest Information
Brightwood CollegeFriendswoodRequest Information
Brightwood CollegeHoustonRequest Information
Brightwood CollegeSan AntonioRequest Information
Cisco CollegeAbileneRequest Information
College of the MainlandTexas CityRequest Information
El Centro CollegeDallasRequest Information
El Paso Community CollegeEl PasoRequest Information
Houston Community College SystemHoustonRequest Information
Lone Star CollegeCypressRequest Information
Lone Star CollegeHoustonRequest Information
McLennan Community CollegeWacoRequest Information
National American UniversityAustinRequest Information
National American UniversityGeorgetownRequest Information
Northeast Texas Community CollegeMount PleasantRequest Information
Richland CollegeDallasRequest Information
San Antonio CollegeSan AntonioRequest Information
San Jacinto College NorthHoustonRequest Information
Texas State Technical CollegeHarlingenRequest Information

Listed above are the top accredited MA programs in Texas.

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 Texas

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

Medical Assistant Salary in Texas

Average Salary$30,880
Hourly Wage$14.85
Top 10% of Earners$40,150
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,580
#'s Employed58,090

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data there are currently 58,090 people employed as MAs in Texas with an average salary of $30,880.

This equates to $14.85 per hour and is 6% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners for the career in Texas have an annual income of $40,150 whilst the bottom 10% earned $21,580.

Salary and Employment Data for main cities in Texas

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Abilene$28,660$13.78310
Amarillo$29,520$14.19400
Austin-Round Rock$32,280$15.524,070
Beaumont-Port Arthur$30,740$14.78560
Brownsville-Harlingen$23,030$11.07880
College Station-Bryan$29,490$14.18440
Corpus Christi$27,420$13.181,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington$32,490$15.6218,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving$32,480$15.6213,680
El Paso$24,850$11.951,810
Fort Worth-Arlington$32,520$15.645,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land$31,420$15.1113,670
Killeen-Temple$29,050$13.97640
Laredo$23,900$11.49460
Longview$34,990$16.82490
Lubbock$28,830$13.86690
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission$25,140$12.091,940
Midland$31,920$15.35430
Odessa$31,130$14.97150
San Angelo$28,840$13.87160
San Antonio-New Braunfels$31,550$15.175,340
Sherman-Denison$30,660$14.74320
Texarkana$26,610$12.79140
Tyler$29,140$14.01730
Victoria$29,820$14.34210
Waco$30,010$14.43570
Wichita Falls$30,350$14.59360

Related Healthcare Careers in Texas

Medical assistants in Texas earn 18.1% more than nursing assistants there and 16.2% less than emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

View the table below for more detailed career comparisons.

 Salary# Employed            
Medical Assistant$30,88058,090
Nursing Assistant$26,1509,850
EMT$36,85020,250
Home Health Aide$20,69076370
Surgical Tech$48,4809,470
Dental Assistant$35,92029,790
Physician Assistant$95,9207,150

Texas

Texas

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
Area: 268,581 sq mi
Population: 28,701,845

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