Everything needed to become a medical assistant in Maine is on this page. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s census reports displays 3,210 medical assistants employed in Maine earning $31,900 on average each year. The medical assisting position is estimated to increase quicker than most other professions reaching twenty three per cent growth from 2014 thru 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Maine
Maine doesn’t require medical assistants to obtain certification for employment, however many employers do require a certificate. The AMA (American Medical Association) recognizes 2 certifications for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Possessing either certification will significantly enhance your occupation options and earnings.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the organization that produces the certificate providing official credentials of CMA. To achieve a RMA certificate, you need to complete the certification process offered by AMT – American Medical Technologists. Below are the requirements for both the CMA and RMA credentials.
|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|
MSSMA Board Contact Info
The Maine State Society of Medical Assistants offers resources and information here on their chapter website.
Barbara Marchelletta -CMA (AAMA), AS, RHIT, CPC, CPT, AHi
Why Be a CMA in Maine?
In deciding why you would want to become a medical assistant in Maine, it will be helpful to checkout the following links to learn about Maine’s accredited MA programs and average salaries for medical assistants: