There are currently an estimated 574,200 medical administrative assistants in the United States. The medical administrative assistant job market is expected to grow by 22.5% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are medical administrative assistants?
CareerExplorer rates medical administrative assistants with an A employability rating, meaning this career should provide great employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 134,200 medical administrative assistants. That number is based on 129,000 additional medical administrative assistants, and the retirement of 5,200 existing medical administrative assistants.
Are medical administrative assistants in demand?
Through 2024, employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Federal health legislation in the United States is expected to raise the number of individuals who have access to health insurance. In addition, the aging population will result in increased demand for medical services through Social Security and Medicare. These trends will lead to a greater need for medical secretaries trained to manage the administrative tasks related to billing and insurance processing. Secretaries with a combination of work experience and knowledge of medical computer software applications are likely to have the best job prospects. Those who earn a Bachelor’s Degree will expand their employability to include managerial roles. As medical doctors and other practitioners combine resources and specializations to form consortiums, their secretaries will commonly assist more than one doctor. This transition from the traditional one physician/one secretary model may present higher-earning opportunities in the field. Most positions will be in physicians’ offices, surgical hospitals, and private clinics.
What’s the supply of medical administrative assistants?
The medical administrative assistant industry is concentrated in Texas, California, Ohio
Medical Administrative Assistant job market by state
|State Name||Employed Medical Administrative Assistants|
|District of Columbia||1,600|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||80|