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Salary for Medical Assistant in Maryland – MD

According to a study conducted in May 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the median annual medical assistant salary in Maryland was $31,570, while the average hourly rate was $15.18. Although medical assistants with experience and education are likely to find the best opportunities, the growing need for healthcare in Maryland will demand the services of newly graduated medical assistants as well.

In 2009, Maryland’s total population was 5,586,700. Out of this general population, approximately 16,544 Maryland residents were reported to be living with AIDS. While 16,510 were adults or teenagers, about 34 of these cases occurred in children less than 13 years of age. Statistically, AIDS only affects about 0.03% of Maryland’s population; but even that small percentage is equal to more than 16,000 people.

The major concern is that the AIDS epidemic in Maryland is growing, and with no known cure in sight, these patients are going to require continuous medical evaluation at the hands of medical assistants and physicians. Because AIDS attacks the immune system and leaves it fragile to infection, AIDS patients in Maryland have an elevated risk for developing life-threatening medical conditions that otherwise would probably not adversely affect the general public. It is the fragility of these patients and their constant need for medical care that will contribute to the need for medical assistants in Maryland.

Average medical assistant salaries in Maryland

  • Baltimore:  $32,070
  • Columbia:  $36,000
  • Silver Spring:  $37,000
  • Ellicott City:  $36,000

Salary figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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