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Medical Assisting

  • Find out why medical assistants are in demand!
  • Learn about typical medical assisting responsibilities, including clinical and administrative duties.
  • Consider the important roles medical assistants play in health care.

See what makes the CMA (AAMA) the gold standard in medical assisting certification:

  • Education
  • Required practicum
  • CMA (AAMA) Exam
  • Recertification requirements

Review the results of this comprehensive report on CMAs (AAMA):

  • General, clinical, and administrative skills
  • Uses of the Occupational Analysis
  • More resources

See the report of the annual AAMA Medical Assisting Compensation and Benefits Survey:

  • Average pay for CMAs (AAMA) and non-CMAs (AAMA)
  • Average pay by geographic region, work setting, and practice specialty
  • Insurance and benefits
  • Make sure you are eligible for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam.
  • Find a CAAHEP or ABHES medical assisting program near you.
  • Discover what you can expect to learn at school.
  • Get tips on researching the program.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the medical assisting profession:

  • Job responsibilities
  • How medical assistants differ from other health professionals
  • Employment setting
  • Certification
  • And more!

Understand requirements for and policies of the Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE):

  • Eligibility and application policies
  • Expiration policy
  • Usage policy

Verify that an employee has earned the ABR-OE with one of two methods:

  • Search by Name and State
  • Search by Social Security Number

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the ABR-OE program:

  • Purpose of the ABR-OE
  • Difference From a Professional Certification
  • ABR-OE Initialism
  • ABR-OE Requirements