The information here should help you if you are looking for or evaluating medical assistant jobs in Arizona.
Arizona ranks 14th among states in the number of people currently employed as medical assistants with about 13,350 jobs. This is good news if you’re currently in the job market or thinking about pursuing a medical assisting career in Arizona.
The average annual salary for the state ranks 17th among all states at $31,410. Average salaries range from $28,460 to $35,090 across the state. This shows a pretty wide variation in salary depending on where you are employed.
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See the state data below.
Medical Assistant Salary Data For the State of Arizona
|Area name||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage||Hourly median wage||Annual median wage|
|Lake Havasu City - Kingman AZ||370||$13.86||$28,830||$13.57||$28,230|
|Southeast Arizona area||290||$13.78||$28,650||$13.50||$28,090|
|North Arizona area||200||$14.40||$29,960||$14.22||$29,570|
The table above contains salary data for the six major metropolitan areas in the state and two areas excluding these urban areas – North Arizona and Southeast Arizona.
The Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale area has the largest concentration of medical assistant jobs. This is consistent with it being the largest population center in the state. The average annual salary in this area is $32,450.
The other area in the state with significant medical assistant jobs is the Tucson area. It has an average annual salary of $29,390.
The highest average annual salary in the state is in the Flagstaff area at $35,090. While wages may be the highest here the employment is the 3rd lowest in the state. This shows that the highest wages aren’t always found in the big metropolitan areas.
Of all the metropolitan areas Yuma comes in with lowest annual wage rate at $28,460.
You can use this data to compare the job opportunities you might be pursuing in the state. Keep in mind that all job openings vary in duties and responsibilities and as such so will the specific wage rate. The data here will give you some idea as to rough expectations for each area.
To have the best chance at the best paying jobs in your area you need to do two things. Get a medical assistant certification and prepare a good resume that highlights your particular strengths. Your efforts will be rewarded in the long run.