Become a certified medical assistant in Connecticut using the resources on this page. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s census studies reveals 7,090 medical assistants with an occupation in Texas earning above the average MA salary at $35,780. The medical assisting position is expected to grow fast reaching twenty three per cent growth between 2014 through 2024.
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CMA Certification in Connecticut
Unlike many other states, in Connecticut the Department of Health requires that all medical assistants maintain their certification through the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). This means that the RMA certification that the AMT offers will not suffice in Connecticut.
The following table contains all the requirements and resources you need for either a CMA or RMA, however if you’re in Connecticut you will need to gain CMA status.
|Meet 1 of the eligibility requirements. (CMA requires graduating a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited program, RMA also offers eligibility from military education, work experience and instructing.)||View Eligibility Details||View Eligibility Details|
|Submit required supporting documentation for exam application process.||Documents||Documents|
|Apply for exam and pay application fee.||Application, $125||Application, $120|
|Schedule your exam date.||Schedule||Schedule|
|Complete your exam. (Upon completion, the CMA exam will show whether you pass/failed immediately and RMA exams taken online will provide your actual score immediately.)||Yes||Yes|
|Wait 8-10 weeks (CMA candidates will receive official test scores at this time and RMA candidates will receive their certification.)||Yes||Yes|
|Passing CMA applicants then wait another 10 weeks after receiving scores to receive their certification and card.||Yes||No|
|You have the ability to retest if you fail for both the CMA and RMA||Retest info||Retest info|
|Continuing Education, membership fees, and recertification are required for both the CMA and RMA||Recertify info||Recertify info|
CTSMA Board Contact Info
The Connecticut Society of Medical Assistants offers resources and information here on their chapter website.
Joanne Rodrigues, CMA(AAMA)
Why Be a CMA in Connecticut?
Medical Assistants are paid very well in Connecticut and have a number of education opportunities. Learn more about accredited Medical Assistant Programs and average CMA salaries in Connecticut using the following links: