Salary for Medical Assistant in Michigan – MI

Michigan medical assistant salary is greater then the national average salary of $28,429. The salary can greatly vary depending on the type of medical practice you work for and how many employees are employed. Another factor that can affect salary is whether you work in a private practice or a public hospital. Here are the average salaries for medical assistants in cities with a population of 100,000 or greater in Michigan.

It has been projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that for the next 10 years, the health care industry will be the fastest growing industry, with medical assistants being the fastest growing career. The population is growing and health care is needed for people of all ages with no let up in the foreseeable future. There is a projected rate of 23% growth in the medical assistant field by 2012.

  • Ann Arbour, MI - $49,000
  • Detroit, MI - $46,000
  • Farmington Hills, MI - $45,000
  • Flint, MI - $41,000
  • Grand Rapids, MI - $39,000
  • Lancing, MI - $49,000
  • Livonia, MI - $45,000
  • Sterling Heights, MI - $47,000
  • Warren, MI - $47,000


Continuing Education for Medical Assistants in Michigan

Continuing education for Medical assistants is through the AAMA national association (nothing is required for the state of Michigan. Continuing education credits are required every 5 years. This can be achieved one of two ways.

  1. Take and pass the AAMA CMA Certification/Recertification Exam
  2. Collect 60 recertification points, 30 of which must be AAMA approved. Points must be collected in the following categories:
    • 10 points in Administration
    • 10 points in Clinical
    • 10 points in General
    • 30 points from any combination of the above

The same application process and fees apply to recertification as first time certification. Additionally all medical assistants are required to be CPR certified and hold that certification and renewing annually.

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