All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $99,888
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $13.97
    Median: $16.62
    Experienced: $19.38
  • Growth (2014-2019)11%
  • Openings (2014-2019)313
  • Current Employment 7,918
  • Projected Employment 8,158
  • Typical Entry-level Education Postsecondary non-degree award

Medical Assistants

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Patient Care
  • Vital Signs Measurement
  • Appointment Setting
  • Scheduling
  • Medical Terminology
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • English
  • Communication
  • Spanish
  • File Management
  • Customer Service

occupational tasks

  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics or information such as test results in medical records
  • Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)