When you first complete a medical assistant program you are excited to take any job opportunity for the experience.
But as medical assistants get further down their career paths they may choose to focus on one medical assistant specialty.
Today we wanted to provide a list of the highest paid medical assistant specialties that provides ideas for folks looking to become a specialized medical assistant.
We also recommend reading why and how to find alternative medical assistant career paths as well as 20 awesome places medical assistants can work.
Those articles will dive deeper into some of the suggestions on today’s list of medical assistant specialties.
So, without further ado, let’s checkout the list.
Medical Assistant Specialties
Here are 45 areas specialized medical assistants can work in for higher pay.
Allergy and Immunology
Emergency service organizations
Radiation Oncology Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Clinics
Home health companies
U.S. Air Force
Medical Billing & Coding
Psychiatric & Behavioral Health
Adminstrative & Military
U.S. Coast Guard
Retirement and Nursing homes
Palliative Care Facility
Urgent care centers
Primary Care Facilities
Outpatient surgical centers
Medical supplies organizations
Rehab and Therapy clinics
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical assistant salaries depend on many factors such as location, experience and industry. In most areas, our research found the above medical assistant specialties to be the highest paid.
It isn’t guaranteed that any of the above medical assistant specialities will pay higher but many times specialized medical assistants in these areas are paid more.
Keep reading to learn how you can verify specialized medical assistant salary data to make an informed decision on your specialization.
Specialized Medical Assistant Salary Data
In many cases, a specialized medical assistant salary will be higher than a general MA’s salary.
This isn’t always the case and it is a good idea to further research salaries in whichever specialization you are considering.
We publish the most recent medical assistant salary data where you can compare data by region and industry.
Although we have created the most complete resource on medical assistant salary data, there is not much data published on the niche medical assistant specialties that we listed today.
So, to investigate them further here is how you can uncover specialized medical assistant salary data for any of the specialties you are interested in.
- Search for job openings – Find some job openings for a specialty and see what pay is offered.
- Call local organizations – Call local organizations hiring for the position you’re interested in and ask what the compensation offered is.
- Reach out to professionals – Reach out to professionals working in the positions you are interested in and build a relationship so that you can ask questions about salary expectations.
You made it this far, through an entire list of 45 different medical assistant specialties!
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