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Medical Assistant Schools & Programs in Nevada

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If you’re interested in learning more about medical assistant programs in Nevada, you’ve come to the right place! There are a variety of different certificates, diplomas and degree programs to choose from in this state.

Nevada medical assisting jobs expected to grow by 25% in 2022Graduating from a medical assisting program may help provide you with the background knowledge and technical know-how to help you enhance your qualifications towards this rewarding career path. Before we get into education information for medical assistants in Nevada, we thought you’d be interested to learn some general education information about the state...

Nevada General Education Information and Data[vii]

  • There are 17 four year institutions in Nevada, compared to the national average of 56
  • There are 8 two year institutions, which is almost equal to the national average of 33
  • The national average for total male fall enrollment is 171,951 compared to Nevada at 56,435
  • The fall female enrollment in Nevada is higher than the males at 68,885—but still lower than the national average of 228,592           

F.A.Q.'s for Medical Assistants in Nevada

What are the medical assisting job and earning statistics from Nevada?

  • There are currently 5,370 medical assistants employed in Nevada[i]
  • There are 4,170 projected jobs by 2022, which is a 25% increase and approximately 150 annual job openings.[ii]
  • The annual mean 10th percentile wage for medical assistants in Nevada is $24,540[i]
  • The hourly mean 10th percentile wage is $15.18[i]

Where do medical assistants work?

Medical assistants usually work in physician's offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. They perform administrative and clinical tasks that involve working with patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.

What salary information is available for specific metro areas of Nevada?

The highest (90th%) and lowest (10th%) annual mean salary for medical assistants in each of these metro areas is as follows: [i]

Metro Area

Lowest 10th% Salary

Highest 90th% Salary

Carson City, NV $26,170 $46,750
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV $24,340 $39,300
Reno-Sparks, NV $25,620 $39,510

Annual mean 10th percentile wage for other Health related fields in NevadaWhat is the annual mean 10th percentile wage for other health related fields in Nevada?

Pharmacy Technician: $23,760[iii]

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): $24,460[iv]

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): $22,410[v]

Medical Billing & Coding: $20,530[vi]

 

 

How do I earn a medical assistant certification in Nevada?

While medical assistants are not required to be certified, many employers may prefer to hire someone who has earned a certification or degree in medical assisting. It is typical for medical assistants to pursue graduation from postsecondary education programs, and medical assisting programs in Nevada are available from community colleges, vocational schools, technical schools, and universities. These programs usually lead to earning a certificate or diploma. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies accredits five certifications for medical assistants.

Below are a few related fields that do require state licensure:

  • Dental Hygienist[viii]: Licensure is required via the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners.  Applicants must: be at least 18 years old and of good moral character; be a U.S. citizen or legally entitled to live and work here; have graduated from a dental hygiene school accredited by the ADA; pass the National Board of Dental Examiners exam with a score of at least 75%; pass a clinical exam; submit a background compilation of primary credentials for Nevada; and pass the Nevada jurisprudence exam.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant[ix]: Certification is required via the Nevada Board of Nursing Licensure, Certification and Education. Applicants by examination must: have completed a state-approved training program that meets current federal requirements or submit a transcript showing completion of a Nursing Fundamentals course from an approved nursing school; have passed the clinical and knowledge exams; and submit fingerprint cards.  Applicants for certification by endorsement must: submit a copy of their active certification/license from another state; meet the training requirements; and have worked 8 hours as a CAN in a licensed medical facility within the last 2 years.
  • Emergency Medical Technician[x]: Licensure is required via the Nevada State Health Division HSPER. Applicants must: be at least 18 years old; be able to speak and write in English; complete a 110-hour course developed by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and approved by the Health Division; pass a written and practical exam; and be CPR-certified.

What medical assisting professional organizations are there in Nevada?

Joining a professional medical assisting organization can be a great way to meet other people in the industry and keep up-to-date on new technologies once you graduate. The AMT Nevada State Society website gives members important information including news, meetings—and even job listings!  Visit http://www.nvssamt.com/NVSSAMT/NVSSAMT_Home.html to learn more.

So you’ve made the decision to pursue an education in medical assisting. What’s your next step? Check out the list of medical assistant schools in Nevada below to help find a school that works for you. Although graduating with a medical assisting degree is not necessarily required by all employers, the knowledge and practical skills you gain may be invaluable to your healthcare career.

[i] bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm | [ii] careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?next=occ_rep&Level=&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=31&id=1&nodeid=2&soccode=319092&menuMode=&stfips=23&x=55&y=9 | [iii] bls.gov/oes/current/oes292052.htm | [iv] bls.gov/oes/current/oes292041.htm | [v] bls.gov/oes/current/oes311014.htm | [vi] bls.gov/oes/current/oes319094.htm | [vii] nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=4&s1=32 | [viii] careeronestop.org/explorecareers/find-licenses.aspx?keyword=Dental%20Hygienists&direct=0&ajax=0&location=32&licenseid=32-12102&detail=true | [ix] careeronestop.org/explorecareers/find-licenses.aspx?keyword=Nurse%20assistant&direct=0&ajax=0&location=32&licenseid=32-14305&detail=true | [x] careeronestop.org/explorecareers/find-licenses.aspx?keyword=EMT&direct=0&ajax=0&location=32&licenseid=32-18501&detail=true | bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm#tab-4 | Salary Information

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