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Salary for Medical Assistant in Mississippi - MS
By Jane Austin, allied health world contributing writer
Published: December, 6 2010
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Currently, there are about 2,400 medical assistants employed in Mississippi, not nearly enough to meet the growing needs of a total population of 2,867,200. According to the Health Career Center of Mississippi, employment opportunities for medical assistants are expected to grow by more than 36% through 2012. Medical assisting is expected to be the one of the fastest growing healthcare occupations over the next 10 years.
The average medical assistant salary in Mississippi is about $25,310, with an average hourly pay rate of $12.17. The growth of medical assisting is driven by an increasing number of clinical offices, practices, and other healthcare groups needing more assistance with patient care.
Estimated medical assistant pay rates in Mississippi:
- Jackson: $26,280
- West Gulfport: $24,000
- Gulfport: $27,920
- Biloxi: $27,920
- Hattiesburg: $24,370
Salary figures are provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics