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Medical Assistants in Tennessee

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30.4% Jobs Projection
$31,220 Median Salary
2,190 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Medical Assistants in Tennessee are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Medical Assistants in Tennessee is growing faster than average.

  • Medical Assistants in Tennessee earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Medical Assistants Work in Tennessee?

14,070 people worked as Medical Assistants in 2018 in this state.

There were 13,640 Medical Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 430 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,970 Medical Assistants working in it, which means Tennessee has more Medical Assistants than average.


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Medical Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 30.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,190 annual job openings, and 18,860 total jobs in 2026 for Medical Assistants in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 94,900 annual jobs and 818,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Medical Assistants Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Medical Assistants ranged from $23,390 to $41,710 with $31,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.25 to $20.05. The median hourly rate was $15.01.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.59 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

The median salary in Tennessee is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Tennessee Metros for Medical Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Medical Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 4,010 $33,690
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 3,220 $31,070
Knoxville, TN 2,070 $30,850
Chattanooga, TN-GA 1,460 $30,220
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 630 $33,020
Johnson City, TN 600 $26,850
Clarksville, TN-KY 430 $29,250
Jackson, TN 370 $29,060
Morristown, TN 350 $26,010
Cleveland, TN 220 $29,060

Top States for Medical Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Medical Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 92,960 $36,080
Texas 59,930 $31,030
Florida 55,330 $32,170
Pennsylvania 27,590 $31,830
New York 26,080 $36,640
Georgia 24,570 $31,790
Ohio 23,930 $31,680
Illinois 23,830 $34,640
Michigan 23,680 $31,900
New Jersey 19,110 $35,290
North Carolina 18,340 $32,710
Arizona 18,250 $32,880
Indiana 14,810 $32,110
Washington 14,450 $40,620
Virginia 14,170 $33,710
Tennessee 14,070 $31,220
Massachusetts 13,710 $39,240
Oregon 12,960 $38,200
Maryland 12,630 $35,270
Wisconsin 11,350 $36,430

Below are the states where Medical Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $44,230
District of Columbia $41,500
Washington $40,620
Minnesota $39,880
Massachusetts $39,240
Oregon $38,200
Hawaii $37,420
Connecticut $36,950
New York $36,640
North Dakota $36,480

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