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Medical Assistants in Texas

Want to work in Texas as a Medical Assistant? Read this first!

35.8% Jobs Projection
$31,030 Median Salary
9,370 Job Openings

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.

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

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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%.

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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.

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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
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 2,220 $23,960
El Paso, TX 1,700 $24,240
Corpus Christi, TX 1,210 $27,790
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 1,200 $23,340
Tyler, TX 890 $29,080
Killeen-Temple, TX 800 $28,980
Lubbock, TX 640 $29,070
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 640 $29,930
Laredo, TX 530 $22,700
Longview, TX 490 $30,350
Waco, TX 480 $30,800
Amarillo, TX 440 $29,960
Midland, TX 420 $33,240
College Station-Bryan, TX 400 $29,070
Wichita Falls, TX 340 $30,690
Abilene, TX 300 $28,920
Sherman-Denison, TX 250 $30,990
Texarkana, TX-AR 220 $29,350
San Angelo, TX 190 $29,350
Victoria, TX 180 $28,540
Odessa, TX 170 $32,650

Top States for Medical Assistants Employment

View the list below to see 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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