The medical assistant profession offers higher than average starting pay and the top 10 percent of medical assistants make more that $40,190, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The demand for medical assistants is driving salaries and benefits up and that demand isn’t expected to slow anytime soon. Healthcare employers are looking for medical assistants and specific training and experience in medical terminology, clinical procedure and healthcare record keeping. Those with the best training in these areas have the best chance of earning a hire salary and Milwaukee Career College’s training program focuses on the skills today’s employers are looking for.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the employment of medical assistants will grow by 31 percent over the next decade making now the right time to enter this career field and receiving professional training as a medical assistant.

“The best-paying jobs of 2013 or 2014 almost undoubtedly will require more skills, more technical training and more education than many jobs lost during the recession,” Dr.
Robert Kleinhenz, the chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp, said in a recent LA Times article. “An individual can definitely hedge his or her bets by building marketable skills through vocational training or additional schooling in the industries that are adding jobs.”

If you are looking for the best-paying jobs then the healthcare industry is the right place to look and a career as a medical assistant is one of the best ways to enter this growing industry.