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Career and Education Opportunities for Medical Assistants in Vermont

Vermont has a population of 621,760, which has grown by 2.12% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Green Mountain State," its capital is Montpelier, though its biggest city is Burlington.

Currently, 530 people work as medical assistants in Vermont. This is expected to grow by 32% to 700 people by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for medical assistants are expected to grow by about 33.9%. In general, medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician.

Income for medical assistants is about $14 hourly or $30,330 annually on average in Vermont. Nationally, their income is about $13 per hour or $28,300 annually. Compared with people working in the overall category of Medical and Dental Assistance, people working as medical assistants in Vermont earn more. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Medical and Dental Assistance nationally. People working as medical assistants can fill a number of jobs, such as: optometric assistant, orthopedic cast specialist, and health unit clerk.

In 2008, there were a total of 434,917 jobs in Vermont. The average annual income was $38,700 in 2008, up from $37,735 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Vermont was 6.9% in 2009, which has grown by 2.4% since the previous year. About 29.4% of Vermont residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Vermont include computer product manufacturing, nonupholstered wood household furniture manufacturing, and sporting goods merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Spirit of Ethan Allen III, the Algebars, and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.

CITIES WITH Medical Assistant OPPORTUNITIES IN Vermont


JOB DESCRIPTION: Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. They also administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.

Every day, medical assistants are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Vermont include:

  • Medical Equipment Technician. Prepare, sterilize, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Vermont

Vermont
Vermont photo by Jared C. Benedict

Vermont has a population of 621,760, which has grown by 2.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Green Mountain State," its capital is Montpelier, though its largest city is Burlington. In 2008, there were a total of 434,917 jobs in Vermont. The average annual income was $38,700 in 2008, up from $37,735 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Vermont was 6.9% in 2009, which has grown by 2.4% since the previous year. Approximately 29.4% of Vermont residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Vermont include computer product manufacturing, nonupholstered wood household furniture manufacturing, and sporting goods merchant wholesalers. Notable tourist attractions include the Fleming Museum, the Yolanda Drag Queen Singer Songwriter, and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce.