31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants.   http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

The Medical Assistant performs administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Some job titles are:  Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Doctor's Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Technician, Outpatient Surgery Assistant

Graduates of the certificate program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistant’s national certification examination.  The Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 (727) 210-2350.

Estimated Cost 2011 - 2012 for Resident In-District
Tuition Cost  $1,820.88
General Fees $187.20
Program Fees $45.00
Textbooks $1,830.00
Student Housing/month $419.00

Tax on items is not included.  These prices are based on current information as of 07/01/11 and are subject to change without notice.

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Employment Projections and Wage Information
Entry wage: $8.94 hourly, $18,000 annually
Average median wage: $13.77 hourly, $28,650 annually
Projected Growth: 2008-2018 + 32%