Looking for a medical assistant job in Colorado? Here is some information that will give you some insight into employment levels and salaries in the state. Colorado ranks 22nd among all states with medical assistant jobs estimated at around 8200 in the state.
It ranks 9th among states with an average annual salary of $32,790 and average hourly pay of $15.76. While there may not be as many employed as medical assistant in Colorado as in other larger states, when you get a job you can expect a higher salary. This can be good news.
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The table below gives employment and salary information for seven metropolitan areas in the state and four regions outside these metropolitan areas.
Medical Assistant Salary Information for Colorado
|Area name||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage||Hourly median wage||Annual median wage|
|Colorado Springs CO||1150||$14.38||$29,900||$13.86||$28,830|
|Fort Collins-Loveland CO||540||$15.35||$31,920||$14.75||$30,680|
|Grand Junction CO||330||$13.92||$28,950||$13.66||$28,410|
|East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area||200||$12.30||$25,580||$12.12||$25,220|
|West Colorado nonmetropolitan area||230||$16.05||$33,390||$15.43||$32,100|
|Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area||140||$20.32||$42,270||$18.76||$39,030|
|Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area||60||$14.86||$30,920||$13.97||$29,050|
As you would expect, the highest number of medical assistant jobs are found in the Denver area. This is followed by Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder in that order.
What is interesting to note is the average salary data. The Denver area does not have the highest salary. The North Central part of the state outside a metropolitan area has the highest average salary at $42,270.
The lowest salary area is the East and South nonmetropolitan area at $25,580. The state overall has quite a wide range of salaries as an be seen from the table.
It is important to remember that this data should be used only as a guide. Salaries will vary widely from job to job based on a variety of factors. But, you can use this as a starting point so you know what to expect in your job search and can use this to compare job opportunities.
Make sure you take the time to prepare for any job search whether it is your first job or you are looking to make a career change. A good resume and cover letter are absolutely essential requirements in this competitive job environment. Take the time to give yourself the best chance of finding the best job you can.