Here is all the info and links you need to get started as a medical assistant in Idaho. The BLS’ census reports shows 3,030 medical assistants employed to work in Idaho and they earn right at the national average salary for medical assistants. Additionally, the medical assistant profession is growing rapidly with an estimated 23 percent growth through 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Idaho
In Idaho, the state requires that certain employers only hire medical assistants that have their national certification. Additionally, most employers will require that their medical assistants have national certification, so although not always required having your CMA or RMA will improve your job options drastically.
The American Medical Association – AMA accepts two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Earning either certification will significantly improve your occupation options and payment.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the organization that offers the certification providing the credentials of CMA. To earn a RMA certification, you must complete the certification steps provided by AMT – American Medical Technologists. The following table shows the requisites to attain a CMA or RMA certificate.
|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|
ISBM Contact Info
The Idaho State Board of Medicine oversees the licensing of medical professionals as well as the functions of medical assistants in Idaho. Learn more.
Idaho Board of Medicine
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0058
Why Be a CMA in Idaho?
Idaho is a great state and If you’re considering becoming a medical assistant in Idaho then the following links on Idaho’s accredited MA programs and salary data will be helpful: