Medical Assistants in Texas
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Medical Assistants in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Medical Assistants in Texas is growing faster than average.
Medical Assistants in Texas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Medical Assistants Work in Texas?
In Texas, there were 59,930 people working as Medical Assistants in the year 2018.
There were 58,090 Medical Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 1,840 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 8,970 Medical Assistants working in it, which means Texas has more Medical Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Medical Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 35.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 29.0%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 9,370 annual job openings, and a total of 79,530 jobs for Texas Medical Assistants in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 94,900 annual jobs and 818,400 total jobs in 2026.
What do Medical Assistants Make in Texas?
In 2018 wages for Medical Assistants ranged from $22,080 to $41,240 with $31,030 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.61 to $19.83. The median hourly rate was $14.92.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.61 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.31.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas 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|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||19,360||$33,580|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||13,260||$32,510|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||5,950||$30,470|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||4,480||$32,780|
|El Paso, TX||1,700||$24,240|
|Corpus Christi, TX||1,210||$27,790|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||640||$29,930|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||400||$29,070|
|Wichita Falls, TX||340||$30,690|
|San Angelo, TX||190||$29,350|
Top States for Medical Assistants Employment
View the list below to see where most Medical Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Medical Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$41,500|
Related Careers in TX
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|Occupation||TX Employment Total|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Medical Assistant Career?
- Health Professions
- Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services
- Medical/Clinical Assistant
- Health & Medical Administrative Services
- Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
- Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary
- Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
- Anesthesiologist Assistant
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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