Here you will find everything you need to get started as a medical assistant in Kansas. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s most current record reveals 4,660 medical assistants with employment in Kansas earning an average annual salary of $32,220. The medical assistant profession is growing rapidly with an expected 23 per cent growth rate from 2014 – 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Kansas
In Kansas, medical assistants are not required to be nationally certified. However, many employers do require certification so many medical assistants in Kansas are certified. The American Medical Association – AMA recognizes two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Possessing either certificate will considerably increase your occupation possibilities and payment.
The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) is the agency that provides the certificate providing official status of CMA. To achieve a RMA certification, you must complete the certificate procedure provided by AMT (American Medical Technologists). Below are the requirements needed for both the CMA and RMA certificates.
|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|
AAMA Board Contact Info
Kansas doesn’t have a chapter or society for medical assistants, so you can learn more through the American Association for Medical Assistants here.
Why Be a CMA in Kansas?
Kansas offers education opportunities and competitive salaries for medical assistants, learn more at the following links:
- Research Kansas’s accredited Medical Assisting Programs
- Compare average CMA Salaries in Kansas’s major cities