Medical Assistant Schools in Alaska
If you are planning for a career in health care, there are several medical assistant schools in Alaska that offer training. With the right confidence and skills, you may be able to start your career working with a physician or other health care practitioner.
Employment opportunities for medical assistants in Alaska look promising. As of 2008, there were 830 medical assistants employed across the state. This number is expected to increase by 29 percent by the end of 2018. Alaska's entry-level wage for aspiring new medical assistants is $26,800. The median annual wage is $38,500. *
As a medical assistant, you can expect to perform tasks that may include recording patients’ vital signs, scheduling appointments, and maintaining billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Medical assistant schools typically offer one- to two- year programs and will award a certificate, diploma or degree upon completion. Check with your school of choice for additional information about the credentials offered to graduates. Alaska provides training at three medical assistant school locations:
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