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Medical Assisting Frequently Asked Questions

What is my first step?
Attend an information session.

What does a medical assistant do?
Performs a variety of skills, clinical and administrative, in private physician's offices, HMOs and hospitals.

What does a phlebotomist do?
Performs venipuncture (blood draws) on patients in clinics, hospitals, and physician offices.

What is the average salary of a  medical assistant?
$21,730, based on an analysis done by the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation.

What is the average salary of a phlebotomist?
Between $9 and $15 an hour.

What is the average salary of a medical coder?
Between $10-18 per hour.

What is the average salary of a medical transcriber?
The average salary is $9.50 per hour.