Vermont is a small state so you would rightly expect that there would far fewer medical assistant jobs than in some of its neighboring large states. That is exactly the case. There are only slightly more than 650 jobs reported in the state which ranks it 48th in the country. Only Wyoming and North Dakota have fewer medical assistant jobs.
When you look at the average annual salary across the state you see a much different picture. Vermont ranks 10th in the country for the highest average annual salaries of medical assistants. The average salary in Vermont stands at $32,660 according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The table below breaks the state data out into three regions. Being such a small state with so few jobs being reported there is not much variation in the numbers.
Medical Assistant Salary and Jobs Information for Vermont
|Area name||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage||Hourly median wage||Annual median wage|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||290||$14.66||$30,490||$14.04||$29,190|
|Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area||280||$16.81||$34,960||$16.37||$34,050|
|Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area||90||$15.62||$32,480||$15.41||$32,050|
The Burlington area has the most reported jobs at 290 and its average annual salary is $30,490. This is actually below the statewide average and the lowest in the state. The highest salaries will be found in Southern Vermont at $34,960. There are also about as many jobs here as there are in Burlington itself.
Northern Vermont has the fewest jobs but not the lowest annual salaries. Salaries in the Northern part of the state stand at $32,480. Vermont is unusual in the fact that the jobs in the major metropolitan area are actually lower than those in other parts of the state.
Use these numbers only as a guide as you begin your job search. There are many different things that can and do affect the salary of any particular job you look at.
If you are just starting out in the medical assisting field or if you have several years of experience and are looking for a better opportunity give yourself the best possible chance at finding the right job. Get the proper training. Get that medical assistant certification if you haven’t already. The job market is getting more competitive every day.
Once you have that, prepare a strong resume that makes you stand out from all the others out there looking for a job. Put together a cover letter that will catch the eye of prospective employers. If you put in the time to do this properly you will be successful.