Basic Certificate in Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services
Education Levels of Medical Assisting Majors
In 2018-2019, 20,455 earned their basic certificate in medical assisting. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in medical assisting at each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Earnings of Medical Assisting Majors With Basic Certificate
More women than men pursue their basic certificate in medical assisting. About 82.4% of graduates with this degree are female.
|Gender||Number of Grads|
The racial-ethnic distribution of medical assisting basic certificate students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,481|
|Hispanic or Latino||5,695|
Below are some popular majors that are similar to medical assisting that offer basic certificate.
|Major||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Nursing & Nursing Assistants||46,750|
|Allied Health Professions||22,739|
|Health/Medical Admin Services||16,402|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||9,861|
|Bodywork & Therapeutic Services||7,071|
*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.
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