Medical assistants, are an integral part of most physicians' staff, now fulfilling various roles in the medical office, both clinically and administratively. With increased responsibilities has come a greater need for professional knowledge and skills.
The median annual wage for medical assistants was $35,850 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,930, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $50,580.--Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants.
To process claims, insurance companies sometimes hire medical assistants to handle administrative details. This might include inputting data, working with medical billing offices and answering questions from insurance policyholders. Medical assistants are valuable for their knowledge of the medical profession. These jobs generally come with normal business hours and require prior medical assisting experience.