Medical Assisting in North Dakota
In North Dakota there are currently only 680 people working as medical assistants across the entire state (according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics). North Dakota has the lowest concentration of medical assistant jobs across the US, at 1.51 per 1,000 jobs.
The healthcare field is expected to grow over the next few years, but as competition for the best positions is likely, becoming a Certified or Registered Medical Assistant is going to increase your chances of finding employment. It is difficult to find any schools in North Dakota that offer medical assistant degrees, certificates or diplomas, so students in this state can benefit from online training programs.
Pay for medical assistants in North Dakota is slightly higher than the nationwide average, with hourly rates of $15.98 or a yearly income of $33,240.
The state doesn’t define the scope of practice for medical assistants and the educational requirement is a high school diploma or GED, although most medical assistants complete their postsecondary education on a certificate or degree program to enhance their employment prospects.
North Dakota has an American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) affiliated local chapter in:
- Northern Valley
North Dakota Medical Assistant Schools and Programs